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Leo Strauss and the American Right36:17
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photoHe's the philosophical guru of Washington's high-flying neoconservatives. But who was Leo Strauss? A look at the philosophy, teachings, and the man whose influence on the Bush Administration is nothing short of profound.

Guests:

Harvey Mansfield, professor of government and political philosophy at Harvard University

Shadia B. Drury, recently appointed Canada Research Chair in Social Justice at the University of Regina, Saskatchewan & author of "Leo Strauss and the American Right"

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at the Atlantic Monthly magazine

This program aired on May 15, 2003.

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