Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire
By (author) Anne Norton
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Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire by Anne Norton
Book DescriptionThe teachings of political theorist Leo Strauss (1899--1973) have recently received new attention, as political observers have become aware of the influence Strauss's students have had in shaping conservative agendas of the Bush administration--including the war on Iraq. This provocative book examines Strauss's ideas and the ways in which they have been appropriated, or misappropriated, by senior policymakers. Anne Norton, a political theorist trained by some of Strauss's most famous students, is well equipped to write on Strauss and Straussians. She tells three interwoven narratives: the story of Leo Strauss, a Jewish German-born emigre, who carried European philosophy into a new world; the story of the philosophic lineage that came from Leo Strauss; and the story of how America has been made a moral battleground by the likes of Paul Wolfowitz, Leon Kass, Carnes Lord, and Irving Kristol--Straussian conservatives committed to an American imperialism they believe will usher in a new world order.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780300109733
(210mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Yale University Press
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Anne Norton
Anne Norton is professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania.
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