Leo Strauss facts for kids
|Full name||Leo Strauss|
|Born||September 20, 1899
Kirchhain, Prussia, Germany
|Died||October 18, 1973
Annapolis, Maryland, U.S.
Leo Strauss (September 20, 1899 - October 18, 1973) was a German-American political philosopher and classicist who became an expert on political philosophy. He was born in Germany to Jewish parents and later went to the United States. He spent most of his time as a teacher of political science at the University of Chicago, where he taught students and put into print 15 books.
He was particularly concerned with the idea of whether freedom and excellence could go together, but his ideas were criticised by Nicholas Xenos as wanting to go back to an era of fascism.
He was against the idea of a world state as he thought it would lead to tyranny.
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The University of Chicago, the school with which Strauss is most closely associated.
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