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Leo Strauss and the Conservatives
Christian Concepts Daily ^ | May 24th, 2012 | Jeff Nyquist

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 yesterday’s liberals are today’s 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 nation’s work ethic.....It would seem that conservatives have nothing left to conserve

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: bush; conservatism; neoconservatism; romneybackstabbing; romneycare; romneydeception; romneyfees; romneymarriage; romneysharia; romneytarp; romneytaxes; strauss
Thinkers as Strauss have been on red index of American Left for many years...
1 posted on 05/24/2012 3:21:32 AM PDT by se99tp
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To: se99tp

The unending creep of socialism’s rot, into our society’s inner core, continues to destroy us from within.


2 posted on 05/24/2012 5:03:08 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All liberals & most demoncraps think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: se99tp

Strauss has been very influential, and his acolytes - Harry Jaffa, for example, have done a great deal to distort American history.


3 posted on 05/24/2012 6:27:06 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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Most people who talk about Strauss have never read him. They mention him only because they hate some of his former students.


4 posted on 05/24/2012 11:42:30 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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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.

5 posted on 05/24/2012 2:52:56 PM PDT by x
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