NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ811199
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1750-8487
Neoconservatism and Leo Strauss: The Place of a Liberal Education
York, J. G.
Critical Studies in Education, v49 n1 p67-80 Mar 2008
This paper is concerned with the work of Leo Strauss, specifically his two essays on liberal education. Strauss is often claimed to be a founding thinker of neoconservatism and while much scholarship has been produced analyzing his work, very little discusses his essays on liberal education and how these fit within his larger project. This essay begins to fill that void by outlining the two essays and discussing their relation to his projects of critiquing both modernity and western liberal democracy. The essay further draws out some tentative connections between these essays of Strauss's and the larger landscape of neoconservative thinkers currently in favor within the United States government. (Contains 5 notes.)
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 325 Chestnut Street Suite 800, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Fax: 215-625-2940; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A