Skip to comments.Leo Strauss and the Conservatives
Posted on 05/24/2012 3:21:17 AM PDT by se99tp
The illusion of supposed conservatism, for scholars like Strauss and for politicians like George W. Bush and Mitt Romney, is that the political spectrum in America has shifted so far to the Left that yesterdays liberals are todays conservatives says Author and Speaker Jeff Nyquist... Consider the state of America: marriage is no longer an enforceable contract in most states (i.e., no fault divorce); even more telling, homosexual marriage is increasingly acceptentage of the population attending religious services has been falling steadily for years, along with honesty and our nations work ethic.....It would seem that conservatives have nothing left to conserve
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The unending creep of socialism’s rot, into our society’s inner core, continues to destroy us from within.
Strauss has been very influential, and his acolytes - Harry Jaffa, for example, have done a great deal to distort American history.
Most people who talk about Strauss have never read him. They mention him only because they hate some of his former students.
True. People who attack Strauss from the left characterize him as an ultraconservative arch-reactionary. Those who attack him from the right see him as a liberal in conservative clothing. And both groups portray him as and imperialist warmonger. But all this assumes that Leo Strauss was a lot more influential in day-to-day party-level or movement-level politics, rather than in political philosophy or the history of political thought.
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