Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Noble Lies and Perpetual War: Leo Strauss, The Neo-Cons, and Iraq

NOBLE LIES AND PERPETUAL WAR: LEO STRAUSS, THE NEO-CONS, AND IRAQ
Danny Postel interviews Shadia Drury
Open Democracy

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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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The fact that nearly a year and a half has gone by without a single comment is a comment in itself. Your audience is asleep. The neo-cons have no intention of waking them from their slumber.
"I am your hope and salvation, said your Comander-in-Chief. TRUST ME.

Thivai Abhor said...

Actually this has been posted multiple times and has caused a few broad-ranging discussion, including a productive one with some Straussian students...