NOBLE LIES AND PERPETUAL WAR: LEO STRAUSS, THE NEO-CONS, AND IRAQ
Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury
A martial elite lies to its people about the need for war - and is justified in doing so. Are the ideas of the conservative political philosopher Leo Strauss a shaping influence on the Bush administration’s world outlook? Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury – a leading scholarly critic of Strauss – and asks her about the connection between Plato’s dialogues, secrets and lies, and the United States-led war in Iraq.
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