Throughout this study, I have attempted to elicit and unravel the political ideas of Leo Strauss from the midst of his many detailed commentaries on the history of Western political thought. In this chapter, I should like to make a few comments about the status of my interpretation of Strauss, in the light of recent controversies among his own followers.
KeywordsGreek Philosophy Political Society Rational Principle Political Realm Political Idea
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