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Leo Strauss - Biography, Philosophy, Strauss on reading, Strauss on politics, Strauss in the Public View

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Political scientist, born in Kirchhain (Hesse), Germany. Educated in Germany, he emigrated to the USA in 1938. He taught at the New School for Social Research until 1949, then at the University of Chicago (1949–67). Known for his fierce allegiance to the study of classical political philosophy, he shunned the new behavioural and quantitative approaches to political science.

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