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Volume 46, Issue 3 (Summer 2020)

Poetic Justice: An In-Depth Examination of Aristophanes’s Portrait of Socrates
by Lisa Leibowitz

A Modern in Disguise? Leo Strauss on Marsilius of Padua
by Alessandro Mulieri

Locke on the Limits of Human Understanding
by Devin Stauffer

Churchill’s Marlborough: The Character of a Trimmer
by Charles R. Sullivan

The Guide to The Guide: Some Observations on “How To Begin To Study The Guide of the Perplexed”
by Ying Zhang

BOOK REVIEWS

Dante’s Philosophical Life: Politics and Human Wisdom in “Purgatorio” by Paul Stern
reviewed by Marco Andreacchio

Michael Oakeshott and Leo Strauss: The Politics of Renaissance and Enlightenment by David McIlwain
reviewed by Elizabeth Corey

The Life of Alcibiades: Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens by Jacqueline de Romilly; translated by Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings
reviewed by Emily A. Davis

The Catholic Writings of Orestes Brownson by Michael P. Federici
reviewed by Jerome C. Foss

Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America by Mary Grabar
reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

The Soul of Statesmanship: Shakespeare on Nature, Virtue, and Political Wisdom by Khalil M. Habib and L. Joseph Hebert Jr.
reviewed by Raymond Hain

Democracy and Imperialism: Irving Babbitt and Warlike Democracies by William S. Smith
reviewed by Richard Jordan

Homer’s Hero: Human Excellence in the “Iliad” and the “Odyssey” by Michelle M. Kundmueller
reviewed by Spencer Krauss

Lacan contra Foucault: Subjectivity, Sex and Politics by Nadia Bou Ali and Rohit Goel
reviewed by Lucien Oulahbib

Briefwechsel, by Martin Heidegger, and
Fiala: Die Geschichte einer Versuchung by Karl Löwith

reviewed by Jan P. Schenkenberger

Bureaucracy in America: The Administrative State’s Challenge to Constitutional Government by Joseph Postell
reviewed by Mark A. Scully

The Rediscovery of America: Essays by Harry V. Jaffa on the New Birth of Politics by Harry V. Jaffa, and
Unmasking the Administrative State: The Crisis of American Politics in the Twenty-First Century by John Marini

reviewed by Benjamin Slomski

Sparta’s First Attic War: The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta by Paul A. Rahe
reviewed by Scott Yenor


Volume 46, Issue 2 (Spring 2020)

Montesquieu’s Considerations: A Case Study in the Cycle of Regimes
by Michael Anton

Leo Strauss in Italy: The “Three Waves” of Italian Strauss Studies
by Marco Menon

A Discourse on the Beginning of Tacitus’s Histories
by James H. Nichols Jr.

A Synoptic Introduction to the Ontological Background of Aristotle’s Political Theory
by Thomas L. Pangle

The Reception of Leo Strauss in China: Two Chinese Straussians, between Theological Temptation and Political Criticism
by Rong Hengying

REVIEW ESSAY

Naïve Readings: Reveilles Political and Philosophic by Ralph Lerner
reviewed by Paul Seaton

AN EXCHANGE ON CAREY:

Reviews of Natural Reason and Natural Law: An Assessment of the Straussian Criticisms of Thomas Aquinas by James Carey
individual reviews by Erik Dempsey, John W. Grant and Antonio Sosa

Reply to reviewers
by James Carey

Reply to James Carey
individual replies by Erik Dempsey and John Grant

AN EXCHANGE ON MENON’S STRAUSS:

Review of Scritti su filosofia e religione, by Leo Strauss edited by Raimondo Cubeddu and Marco Menon
by Marco Andreacchio

Reply to Marco Andreacchio
by Marco Menon

Reply to Marco Menon
by Marco Andreacchio

BOOK REVIEWS

Why Liberalism Failed by Patrick J. Deneen
reviewed by Michael R. Gonzalez

The Strauss-Krüger Correspondence: Returning to Plato through Kant by Susan Meld Shell
reviewed by Till Kinzel

The Pursuit of Happiness and the American Regime: Political Theory in Literature by Elizabeth Amato
reviewed by Patrick Malcolmson

Kryzys nauki o polityce z perspektywy filozofii politycznych Leo Straussa i Erica Voegelina by Marek Pająk
reviewed by Tomasz Stefanek





Volume 45, Issue 1 (Fall 2019)

“Who Would Be Free, Themselves Must Strike the Blow”: Revolt and Rhetoric in Douglass’s Heroic Slave and Melville’s Benito Cereno
by Matthew S. Brogdon

Socrates’s Political Legacy: Xenophon’s Socratic Characters in Hellenica I and II
by Ariel Helfer

The Radicalness of Strauss’s On Tyranny
by Lorraine Smith Pangle

With Steel or Poison: Machiavelli on Conspiracy
by David Polansky and Daniel Schillinger

BOOK REVIEWS

Persian Letters by Montesquieu
reviewed by Ingrid Ashida

Legacies of Losing in American Politics by Jeffrey Tulis and Nicole Mellow
reviewed by Kevin J. Burns

Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe by Vickie B. Sullivan
reviewed by Peter Busch

The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World by Oona A. Hathaway and Scott J. Shapiro
reviewed by Rodrigo Chacón

Shakespeare’s Thought: Unobserved Details and Unsuspected Depths in Thirteen Plays by David Lowenthal
reviewed by Bernard J. Dobski

The Woman Question in Plato’s “Republic” by Mary Townsend
reviewed by Elizabeth C’ de Baca Eastman

The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good by Frederick Lawrence
reviewed by Michael P. Foley

The New Testament: A Translation by David Bentley Hart
reviewed by Raymond Hain

Walker Percy and the Politics of the Wayfarer by Brian A. Smith
reviewed by Thomas R. Pope

Doubting Progress: Two Reviews A Road to Nowhere: The Idea of Progress and Its Critics by Matthew W. Slaboch
individually reviewed by Lewis Hoss and Eno Trimçev



Volume 44, Issue 2 (Winter 2018)

Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc: An American Woman?
by Christine J. Basil & Rachel K. Alexander

Living Automatically, Living Remotely: On the Contemporary Reduction of Experience and Decision-Making Spaces
by Alfonso Galindo Hervás

Natural Justice and the Nature of Justice in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
by John C. Koritansky

In Search of the Comprehensive Science: The Way to Philosophy of Alfarabi’s Plato
by Alexander Orwin

REVIEW ESSAY

Flannery O’Connor: A Political Companion edited by Henry T. Edmondson III
reviewed Ralph C. Wood

BOOK REVIEWS

Machiavelli’s Politics by Catherine Zuckert
reviewed by Marco Andreacchio

Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair by Bonnie Honig
reviewed by Thomas M. J. Bateman

Fit for the Presidency? by Seymour Morris Jr.
reviewed by Thomas M. J. Bateman

Machiavelli on Liberty and Conflict edited by David Johnston, Nadia Urbinati, and Camila Vergara
reviewed by Jarrett A. Carty

The Political Theory of the American Founding: Natural Rights, Public Policy, and the Moral Conditions of Freedom by Thomas G. West
reviewed by Eric R. Claeys

An Archaeology of the Political: Regimes of Power from the Seventeenth Century to the Present by Elías José Palti
reviewed by Elizabeth C’de Baca Eastman

Rousseau’s Rejuvenation of Political Philosophy: A New Introduction by Nelson Lund
reviewed by Paul Ludwig

Heidegger and Politics: The Ontology of Radical Discontent by Alexander S. Duff
reviewed by Thomas Merrill

Rousseau on Education, Freedom, and Judgment by Denise Schaeffer
reviewed by Jason Neidleman

Founding Acts: Constitutional Origins in a Democratic Age by Serdar Tekin
reviewed by John R. Pottenger

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Volume 44, Issue 1 (Fall 2017)

Does Liberalism Lack Virtue? A Critique of Alasdair MacIntyre’s Reactionary Politics
by Jason W. Blakely

Bethlehemic Trilogy: Political Apology of the Davidic Kingship
by Nicholas J. Higgins

Political Philosophy and Democracy: On Xenophon’s Regime of the Athenians
by Gregory A. McBrayer

REVIEW ESSAYS:

On the Happiness of the Philosophic Life by Heinrich Meier; translated by Robert Berman
reviewed by Ian Dagg

Leo Strauss on Science by Svetozar Minkov
reviewed by Nathan Dinneen

BOOK REVIEWS:

American Constitutionalism, Marriage, and the Family edited by Patrick N. Cain and David Ramsey
reviewed by Francis J. Beckwith

Two Works by Marcus Tullius Cicero: On Duties translated by Benjamin Patrick Newton, and
On the Republic and On the Laws translated by David Fott
reviewed by Eli Friedland

God and PoliticsinEsther by Yoram Hazony
reviewed by Jonathan Gondelman

Mad Men: The Death and Redemption of American Democracy edited by Sara MacDonald and Andrew Moore
reviewed by Katherine Paton Hoss

Political Philosophy and the Challenge of Revealed Religion by Heinrich Meier, translated by Robert Berman
reviewed by Douglas Kries

A Fortunate Universe by Geraint Lewis and Luke Barnes
reviewed by Tucker Landy

Montesquieu’s Political Economy by Andrew Scott Bibby
reviewed by John Peterson

On Civic Republicanism by Pierre Manent, edited by Geoffrey, C. Kellow and Neven Leddy
reviewed by Nathan Pinkoski

Constitutionalism, Executive Power, and the Spirit of Moderation,edited by Giorgi Areshidze, Paul O. Carrese, and Suzanna Sherry
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics by Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe; edited by Mireille Calle-Gruber, translated by Jeff Fort
reviewed by Susan Meld Shell

Persecution or Toleration by Adam Wolfson
reviewed by Cole Simmons

Redefining the Muslim Community by Alexander Orwin
reviewed by Karen Taliaferro

The Framers’ Coup by Michael J. Klarman
reviewed by Quentin Taylor

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Volume 43, Issue 3 (Spring 2017)

The Political Theorizing of Aeschylus’s Persians
by Thornton Lockwood

The Qur’an, Reason, and Revelation: Islamic Revelation and Its Relationship with Reason and Philosophy
by Rasoul Namazi

Machiavelli’s The Prince and the Discourses: A Recently Discovered Lecture edited by Rasoul Namazi
by Leo Strauss

BOOK REVIEWS:

On Human Nature by Roger Scruton
reviewed by J. A. Colen

Rawls’s Political Liberalism edited by Thom Brooks and Martha C. Nussbaum, and
The Cambridge Rawls Lexicon edited by Jon Mandle and David A. Reidy
reviewed by Jerome C. Foss

Cicero’s Skepticism and His Recovery of Political Philosophy by Walter Nicgorski
reviewed by David Fott

The Book of Job: A New Translation with In-Depth Commentary by Robert D. Sacks
reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

The Second Birth: On the Political Beginnings of Human Existence by Tilo Schabert; translated by Javier Ibáñez-Noé
reviewed by Lindsay Glover

Cartesian Psychophysics and the Whole Nature of Man by Richard F. Hassing
reviewed by Pamela Kraus

Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow by Steven B. Smith
reviewed by Haig Patapan

The Form of Politics: Aristotle and Plato on Friendship by John von Heyking
reviewed by Nathan Pinkoski

Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras’ Challenge to Socrates by Robert C. Bartlett
reviewed by Linda R. Rabieh

After One Hundred and Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition by Hillel Halkin
reviewed by Richard S. Ruderman

Brill’s Companion to Leo Strauss’ Writings on Classical Political Thought edited by Timothy Burns
reviewed by Antoine P. St-Hilaire

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Volume 43, Issue 2 (Winter 2017)

On Rousseau’s Confession of Faith of the Savoyard Vicar
by Hilail Gildin

Simon Stevin’s Vita Politica: Pre-provisional Morality?
by Daniel P. Maher

Poetry and Reason: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
by Rafael Major

Biblical Exegesis as a Way of Philosophizing: The Beginning and the End of Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed
by Ying Zhang

AN EXCHANGE:

The Challenge of Modernizing Seventeenth-Century English Political Texts: A Response to Foster
by Lee Ward

A Reply to Lee Ward
by David Foster

REVIEW ESSAY:

Homer on the Gods and Human Virtue: Creating the Foundations of Classical Civilization by Peter J. Ahrensdorf
reviewed by Robert Goldberg

BOOK REVIEWS:

Principle and Prudence in Western Political Thought edited by Christopher Lynch and Jonathan Marks
reviewed by Stephen A. Block

The Socratic Turn: Knowledge of Good and Evil in an Age of Science by Dustin Sebell
reviewed by Eric Buzzetti

The Philosopher’s English King: Shakespeare’s Henriad as Political Philosophy by Leon Harold Craig
reviewed by Bernard J. Dobski

Humanitarian Ethics: A Guide to the Morality of Aid in War and Disaster by Hugo Slim
reviewed by Joshua D. King

The Foundations of Natural Morality: On the Compatibility of Natural Rights and the Natural Law by S. Adam Seagrave
reviewed by Peter McNamara

Beyond Radical Secularism: How France and the Christian West Should Respond to the Islamic Challenge by Pierre Manent; translated by Ralph C. Hancock
reviewed by Deborah O’Malley

Xenophon the Socratic Prince: The Argument of the Anabasis of Cyrus by Eric Buzzetti
reviewed by Lorraine Pangle

Philosophy and the Puzzles of Hamlet by Leon Harold Craig
reviewed by Nathan Pinkoski

Arendt’s Judgment: Freedom, Responsibility, Citizenship by Jonathan Peter Schwartz
reviewed by Manu Samnotra

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Volume 43, Issue 1  (Winter 2017)

Tributes to Hilail Gilden

Tim Burns, Marco Andrecchio, Javier Berzal de Dios, David Lewis Schaefer & John F. Wilson

ARTICLES:

Does Toleration Require Religious Skepticism? An Examination of Locke’s Letters on Toleration and Essay concerning Human Understanding
by Giorgi Areshidze

Nietzsche, Tocqueville, and Maritain: On the Secularization of Religion as the Source of Modern Democracy
by Robert P. Kraynak

Sculpting Modernity: Machiavelli and Michelangelo’s David
by Christopher Scott McClure

BOOK REVIEWS:

The Love of God: Divine Gift, Human Gratitude, and Mutual Faithfulness in Judaism by Jon D. Levenson
reviewed y Allan Arkush

The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke: From the Sublime and Beautiful to American Independence by David Bromwich
by D. N. Byrne

Radical Equality: Ambedkar, Gandhi, and the Risk of Democracy by Aishwary Kumar
reviewed by Christopher Colmo

Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting by Richard L. Velkley
reviewed by Alexander Duff

Two Treatises of Government by John Locke edited with an introduction and notes by Lee Ward
reviewed by David Foster

Thomas More: Why Patron of Statesmen? edited by Travis Curtright
reviewed by Martha Rice Martini

Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy by Joshua Parens
reviewed by Alexander Orwin

Tocqueville and the Frontiers of Democracy edited by Ewa Atanassow and Richard Boyd
reviewed by Rene Paddags

The Free Animal: Rousseau on Free Will and Human Nature by Lee MacLean
reviewed by Rene Paddags

Terrorism Unjustified: The Use and Misuse of Political Violence by Vicente Medina
reviewed by Jonathan W. Pidluzny

Alfarabi: The Political Writings, Volume II by Charles E. Butterworth
reviewed by Ahmed Ali Siddiqi

Machiavelli’s Legacy: “The Prince” after Five Hundred Years edited by Timothy Fuller
reviewed by Vickie B. Sullivan

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Volume 42 Issue 3 (Spring 2016)

Holbein and Plato on the Quadrivium
by David Foster

A Woman’s Laws and a Man’s: Eros and Thumos in Rousseau’s Julie, or The New Heloise (1761) and The Deer Hunter (1978)
by Nelson Lund

Socrates’s Argument for the Superiority of the Life Dedicated to Politics
by Thomas L. Pangle

REVIEW ESSAYS:

How Philosophy Became Socratic: A Study of Plato’s “Protagoras,” “Charades,” and “Republic” by Laurence Lampert
reviewed by Liu Xiaofeng

The Meanings of Rights: The Philosophy and Social Theory of Rights edited by Costas Douzinas and Conor Gearty; Libertarian Philosophy in the Real World: The Politics of Natural Rights by Mark D. Friedman;
The Cambridge Companion to Liberalism by Steven Wall
reviewed by Matthew Post

AN EXCHANGE Reply to Antoine Pageau St.-Hilaire’s Review of After Leo Strauss: New Directions in Platonic Political Philosophy
reviewed by Tucker Landy

Strauss’s Platonism and the Fate of Metaphysics: A Rejoinder to Tucker Landy’s Reply
reviewed by Antoine P. St-Hilaire

BOOK REVIEWS:

Arendtian Constitutionalism: Law, Politics and the Order of Freedom by Christian Volk
reviewed by Rodrigo Chacón

Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Alex P. Jassen
reviewed by Ross J. Corbett

On Sovereignty and other Political Delusions by Joan Cocks;
Freedom Beyond Sovereignty: Reconstructing Liberal Individualism by Sharon Krause
reviewed by Bernard J. Dobski

On Plato’s “Euthyphro” by Ronna Burger
reviewed by Lewis Fallis

Political Philosophy: What It Is and Why It Matters by Ronald Beiner
reviewed by Hannes Kerber

Western Civilization and the Academy by Bradley C. S. Watson
reviewed by Pavlos Leonidas Papadopoulos

Democracy in Decline? by Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner
reviewed by Antonio Sosa

Making Religion Safe for Democracy: Transformation from Hobbes to Tocqueville by J. Judd Owen
reviewed by Dana Jalbert Stauffer

The First American Founder: Roger Williams and Freedom of Conscience by Alan E. Johnson
reviewed by John B. Tieder Jr.

The Political Is Political: Conformity and the Illusion of Dissent in Contemporary Political Philosophy by Lorna Finlayson
reviewed by Shawn Welnak

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Volume 42 Issue 1 (Fall 2015)

Socrates’s Spirited Defense of Knowledge: Continence, Incontinence, and Human Action in Book VII of Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics
by Stephen A. Block & Patrick Cain

Reputation and Virtue: The Rhetorical Achievement of Socrates in Xenophon’s Apology
by Kazutaka Kondo

On “The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed”: Aporia and Euporia
by Michael Millerman

The Spirit of the Age: J. S. Mill’s Radical Manifesto
by Quentin Taylor

BOOK REVIEWS

Thucydides and the Pursuit of Freedom by Mary P. Nichols
reviewed by Joseph Alulis

Philosophy Between the Lines: The Lost History of Esoteric Writing by Arthur M. Melzer
reviewed by Jeffrey A. Bernstein

Leo Strauss: On the Borders of Judaism, Philosophy, and History by Jeffrey Bernstein;
Leo Strauss on Maimonides: The Complete Writings edited by Kenneth Hart Green;
Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides by Kenneth Hart Green;
reviewed by Steven Frankel

Redeeming the Prince: The Meaning of Machiavelli’s Masterpiece by Maurizio Viroli
reviewed by Gregory A. McBrayer

Leo Strauss’s Defense of the Philosophic Life: Reading “What Is Political Philosophy?” edited by Rafael Major
reviewed by Susan McWilliams

A Philosophical Enquiry into the Sublime and Beautiful edited by Paul Guyer
reviewed by Frank N. Pagano

In Search of Humanity: Essays in Honor of Clifford Orwin edited by Andrea Radasanu
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Democracy in Decline: Steps in the Wrong Direction by James Allan
reviewed by Thomas E. Schneider

Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept by Dieter Grimm
reviewed by Stephen Sims

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