Straussianism redux Written by Arthur Goldwag An expanded version of the I Was a Teenaged Straussian post went up on Boing Boing today; click here if you’re interested. Advertisements Share this:FacebookTwitterPrintEmail Related 3 thoughts on “Straussianism redux” Regarding Shadia Drury, the most damning thing I’ve seen about Strauss’ personal views is the letter he wrote shortly before he emigrated out of Germany in which he described his political principles as “fascist, authoritarial, and imperial” – and that it was only upon these grounds that Hitler could be opposed. Scott Horton has offered some thoughtful (imo) commentary on the letter in multiple venues, but here’s one http://balkin.blogspot.com/2006/07/letter_16.html Reply Er, “authoritarian” not “authoritarial.” Reply thank you for this. I am going to post it (if you haven’t already) in the Boing Boing comments, so it can be seen by as many people as possible. I’ll correct “authoritarial.” Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.