The Crisis of Liberal Democracy
A Straussian Perspective
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Explores Strauss’s teaching on natural right and the tradition of political philosophy and how his perspectives have influenced European and American liberal theory.
The Crisis of Liberal Democracy is the first book devoted exclusively to Leo Strauss, one of the most influential and controversial political thinkers of the twentieth century. This work includes essays which illustrate and evaluate Strauss' teaching on natural right and the tradition of political philosophy and demonstrate how Strauss' perspectives have influenced European and American liberal theory. In keeping with Strauss' commitment to philosophical inquiry, essays critical of his work are included as well.
At the State University of New York at Geneseo, Kenneth L. Deutsch is Professor of Political Science. He has written three books on political philosophy and constitutional rights. Walter Soffer is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Geneseo.
"This book challenges the primacy of the behavioral persuasion in political science, documents the influence of Leo Strauss, and provides ready access to a number of important articles. " — Dante Germino, University of Virginia