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Volume 46, Issue 1
(Fall 2019)

Leo Strauss on Exoteric Writing
by Hannes Kerber

An Interpretation of Machiavelli’s Favola
by Marco Menon


Ezekiel 38–48: A New Translation, with Introduction and Commentary by Stephen L. Cook
reviewed by Lloyd Robertson

Political Philosophy and the Republican Future: Rediscovering Cicero by Gregory Bruce Smith
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer


The Alt-Right: What Everyone Needs to Know by George Hawley
reviewed by Matthew Berry

All’alba di un mondo nuovo by Angelo Panebianco and Sergio Belardinelli
reviewed by Marco Menon

The Kingdom of Man: Genesis and Failure of the
Modern Project
by Rémi Brague
reviewed by Will Morrisey

Aristotle: Democracy and Political Science by Delba P. Winthrop
reviewed by Mary P. Nichols

Educating Liberty: Democracy and Aristocracy in J. S. Mill’s Political Thought by Christopher Barker
reviewed by David A. Nordquest

Tractatus Politico-Philosophicus by W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz
reviewed by Wendell O’Brien

Glaucon’s Fate: History, Myth, and Character
in Plato’s “Republic”
by Jacob Howland
reviewed by Alexander Orwin

Leo Strauss and His Catholic Readers by Geoffrey M. Vaughn
reviewed by Joshua Parens

Nourishment: A Philosophy of the Political Body by Corine Pelluchon
reviewed by John Ray

Thick and Thin: Moral Argument at Home and Abroad by Michael Walzer
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Von Carl Schmitt zu Hannah Arendt? by Sebastian Huhnholz
reviewed by Georg Simmerl


Volume 45, Issue 3 (Summer 2019)

On the Acharnians
by Robert C. Bartlett

The Socratic Founding of Economic Science
by Thomas L. Pangle


Hobbes’s Kingdom of Light: A Study of the Foundations of Modern Political Philosophy, by Devin Stauffer
reviewed by Douglas Kries, William Mathie, and Clifford Orwin

Response to Kries, Mathie, and Orwin
by Devin Stauffer

Replies to Devin Stauffer
by Clifford Orwin and William Mathie


Mastery of Nature: Promises and Prospects, edited by Svetozar Y. Minkov and Bernhardt L. Trout
by Marco Andreacchio


Reading Machiavelli: Scandalous Books, Suspect Engagements, and the Virtue of Populist Politics by John P. McCormick
reviewed by John Patrick Coby

Spinoza and the Cunning of Imagination by Eugene Garver
reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

Socrates and Divine Revelation by Lewis Fallis
reviewed by Douglas Kries

The Jury in America: Triumph and Decline by Dennis Hale
reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Jean-François Lyotard by Kiff Bamford
reviewed by Ryan Scheerlinck

A Liberal Theory of Collective Rights by Michel Seymour
reviewed by Lee Ward

Volume 45, Issue 2 (Spring 2019)

Natural Religion in Montesquieu’s Persian Letters and The Spirit of the Laws
by Ian Dagg

Aristotle’s “Reply” to Machiavelli on Morality
by David N. Levy

“Deceived by the Glory of Caesar”: Humility and Machiavelli’s Founder
by Ashleen Menchaca-Bagnulo


Mastery of Nature, edited by Svetozar Y. Minkov and Bernhardt L. Trout
by Marco Andreacchio

The Eccentric Core, edited by Ronna Burger and Patrick Goodin
by Alex Priou

The Banality of Heidegger by Jean-Luc Nancy
by David Lewis Schaefer


The Techne of Giving by Timothy C. Campbell
reviewed by Victor Bruno

Orwell Your Orwell by David Ramsay Steele
reviewed by Jonathan Culp

Becoming Socrates by Alex Priou
reviewed by Fred Erdman

Roman Political Thought by Jed W. Atkins
reviewed by David Fott

The Idol of Our Age by Daniel J. Mahoney
reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

Leo Strauss on Nietzsche’s Thrasymachean-Dionysian Socrates by Angel Jaramillo Torres
reviewed by Michael Harding

Aristocratic Souls in Democratic Times, edited by Richard Avramenko and Ethan Alexander-Davey
reviewed by Marjorie Jeffrey

The Bleak Political Implications of Socratic Religion by Shadia B. Drury
reviewed by Peter Minowitz

Mary Shelley and the Rights of the Child by Eileen Hunt Botting
reviewed by Charles T. Rubin

From Oligarchy to Republicanism by Forrest A. Nabors
reviewed by Thomas Schneider

The Legitimacy of the Human by Rémi Brague
reviewed by Stephen Sims


Volume 45, Issue 1 (Spring 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


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 3 (Spring 2018)

Philosophy as Awareness of Fundamental Problems, or Leo Strauss’s Debt to Heidegger’s Aristotle
by Rodrigo Chacón

Why a World State Is Unnecessary: The Continuing Debate on World Government
by W. Julian Korab-Karpowicz

Reading Benardete: A New Parmenides
by Laurence Lampert

An Exchange: Nietzsche’s Final Teaching Ronald Beiner and Charles U. Zug
by Michael Allen Gillespie

On Nietzsche’s Final Teaching: A Response to My Critics
by Michael Allen Gillespie

Developing a Nietzschean Account of Musical Form: A Rejoinder to Michael Gillespie’s Response
by Charles U. Zug


What Is Wrong with Human Rights? La loi naturelle et les droits de l’homme by Pierre Manent
reviewed by José A. Colen


For Humanism, edited by David Alderson and Robert Spencer
reviewed by Marco Andreacchio

Tyrants: A History of Power, Injustice, and Terror by Waller R. Newell
reviewed by Bernard J. Dobski

James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection by Jeremy D. Bailey
reviewed by Jerome C. Foss

The Virtue Ethics of Levi Gersonides by Alexander Green
reviewed by Raymond Hain

Public Intellectuals in the Global Arena: Professors or Pundits?, edited by Michael C. Desch
reviewed by Richard Jordan

Fate and Freedom in the Novels of David Adams Richards by Sara MacDonald and Barry Craig
reviewed by Mary Mathie

“Philosophie und Religion”: Schellings Politische Philosophie by Ryan Scheerlinck
reviewed by Tyler Tritten


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


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


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


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


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 Politics in Esther 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


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


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

A Reply to Lee Ward
by David Foster


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


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


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


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


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


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 2 (Winter 2016)

Leo Strauss and the Rebirth of Classics in China by Xiaofeng Liu

Nietzsche’s Politics of Writing: Some Preliminary Considerations on Beyond Good and Evil by Ryan Scheerlinck

Machiavelli’s Inflationary Economy of Violence: Notes on the Story of Agathocles by Gregory S. Weiner



What Would Socrates Do? by Joel Alden Schlosser reviewed by Dwight Allman

Wily Elites and Spirited Peoples in Machiavelli’s Republicanism  by David N. Levy reviewed by Jarrett Carty

Comic Cure for Delusional Democracy by Gene Fendt reviewed by J. A. Colen

The Religious Origins of American Freedom and Equality  by David Peddle reviewed by Jerome C. Foss

Un-Willing: An Inquiry into the Rise of Will’s Power and an Attempt to Undo It by Eva Brann reviewed by Bryan-Paul Frost

After Leo Strauss by Tucker Landy reviewed by A. Pageau St-Hilaire

Recollecting Dante’s Divine Comedy in the Novels of Mark Helprin by Barry Craig and Sara MacDonald reviewed by Charles T. Rubin

Modern and American Dignity by Peter Augustine Lawler reviewed by Thomas E. Schneider

Leo Strauss: Man of Peace by Robert Howse reviewed by G. T. Sigalet

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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


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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Volume 41 Issue 3 (Spring 2015) & Volume 41 Issue 2 (Fall 2014)

Volume 41 Issue 2 (Fall 2014)

The Unbridled Tongue: Plato, Parrhesia, and Philosophy by Sophie Bourgault

Fulfillment in As You Like It by Richard Burrow

Strauss’s Machiavelli and Dostoyevsky’s Grand Inquisitor by Alexandru Racu


Leo Strauss and the Crisis of Rationalism: Another Reason, Another Enlightenment by Corine Pelluchon reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

Political Philosophy Cross-Examined: Perennial Challenges to the Philosophic Life by Thomas L. Pangle and J. Harvey Lomax reviewed by Michael Harding

Locke, Science, and Politics by Steven Forde reviewed by Will Morrisey

Volume 41 Issue 3 (Spring 2015)

Happy City, Happy Citizens? The Common Good and the Private Good in Plato’s Republic by Jonathan Culp

The Problematic Power of Musical Instruments in the Bible by Aryeh Tepper

Ancients and Moderns under the Empire of Circe: Machiavelli’s The AssTranslation and Commentary by Julien Carriere & Steven Berg

Liberal Education Imperiled: Toward a Resurrection of Reason and Revelation in Higher Education by Erik S. Root


Leo Strauss on Moses Mendelssohn translated and edited by Martin D. Yaffe reviewed by Fred Baumann

On the God of the Christians (and on one or two others) by Rémi Brague reviewed by Gregory A. McBrayer

Shakespeare’s Political Wisdom by Timothy W. Burns reviewed by Rafael Major

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Volume 40 Issue 3 (Winter 2014) & Volume 41 Issue 1 (Spring 2014)

Philosophia and the Love of Wisdom
by Joshua I. Weinstein

Aristotle, Locke, and the American Founding: The Real Truth about Leo Strauss
by Edward J. Erler

Spinoza’s Subversive Textbook
by Jeremy Bell


Beginning Biblical Hebrew: Intentionality and Grammar  by Robert D. Sacks reviewed by Steven H. Frankel

Tyranny: A New Interpretation  by Waller R. Newell
reviewed by L. Joseph Hebert

Debating the Ethics of Immigration: Is There a Right to Exclude?  by Christopher Heath Wellman and Phillip Cole
reviewed by Mark Hoipkemier


Natural Right and Political Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Catherine and Michael Zuckert edited by Ann and Lee Ward
reviewed by Will Morrisey

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Volume 40 Issue 2 (Fall 2013)

Socratic Testing: Protagoras 310a-314b
by John S. Treantafelles

The Book of Religion’s Political and Pedagogical Objectives
by Waseem El-Rayes

Unmasking Limbo: Reading Inferno as Key to Dante’s Comedy
by Marco Andreacchio

Freedom in Shakespeare’s English History Plays
by Chris Barker

The Pleasure of Philosophizing and Its Moral Foundation
by James Carey

Hermeneutics and Political Theory
by Jürgen Gebhardt


The Major Political Writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
translated and edited by John T. Scott
reviewed by Gregory A. McBrayer

Reason, Tradition, and the Good: McIntyre’s Tradition-Constituted Reason and Frankfurt School Critical Theory
by Jeffery L. Nicholas
reviewed by James Fetter

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Volume 40 Issue 1 (Spring 2013)

The Dialectic of Political and Private Senses of Ethical Virtue in Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics by John Tutuska

The State of Philosophy and Thomas More’s Utopia by Tom van Malssen

Leo Strauss, Gershom Scholem, and the Reason-Revelation Problem by Alberto Ghibelline


Maimonides and Spinoza: Their Conflicting Views of Human Nature by Joshua Parens reviewed by Jeffrey A. Bernstein

Ever Ancient, Ever New: Ruminations on the City, the Soul, and the Church by Ernest L. Fortin reviewed by Scott Kuzner

After Tocqueville: The Promise and Failure of Democracy by Chilton Williamson Jr. reviewed by Will Morrisey

The Eyes of the People: Democracy in an Age of Spectatorship by Jeffrey Edward Green reviewed by David Ragazzoni

Reason and Revelation before Historicism: Strauss and Fackenheim by Sharon Portnoff reviewed by Martin J. Plax

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Volume 39 Issue 3 (Fall 2012)

The Choice of Lives and the Virtue of Moderation by Benjamin Lorch

The City of Arts, the City of Law, and the Problem of the End of Man: Maimonides’s Treatment of Final Causality in the Commentary on the “Mishnah” by Steven Berg

A New Perspective on Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil by Timothy W. Burns

Why Leo Strauss Matters Today by Lucien Oulahbib

A Reply to Jeffrey Bernstein by William Altman

Response to Altman by Jeffrey Bernstein

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Volume 39 Issue 2 (Spring/Summer 2012)

More Early Writings by Leo Strauss from the Jüdische Wochenzeitung für Cassel, Hessen und Waldeck (1925-1928)  by Thomas Meyer with translation by Michael Zank

Reexamining Political Participation in Rousseau’s Political Thought: Does Citizens’ Political Participation Include Public Discussions and Debates?
by Jung In Kang


A History of Trust in Ancient Greece by Steven Johnstone  reviewed by Catherine M. A. McCauliff

Plato and the Talmud by Jacob Howland reviewed by Charles T. Rubin

Young Thomas More and the Arts of Liberty by Gerard B. Wegemer reviewed by L. Joseph Hebert

Rousseau’s Platonic Enlightenment by David Lay WilliamsRousseau on Philosophy, Morality, and Religion edited by Christopher Kelly reviewed by René M. Paddags

The German Stranger: Leo Strauss and National Socialism by William H. F. Altman reviewed by Jeffrey Bernstein

The Nationalization of American Political Parties, 1880-1896 by Daniel Klinghard reviewed by Andrew Bramsen

Governing through Institution Building: Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization by Johan P. Olsen reviewed by Lawrence M. Mead

Reply to Leibowitz by David Levy

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Volume 39 Issue 1 (Winter 2011)

Aristotle’s Politics on the Hoof: Sparta, Crete, and Carthage by Leslie G. Rubin

Dante’s Statius: The Comedy of Conversion by Steven Berg

Dante’s Statius and Christianity: A Reading of Purgatorio XXI and XXII in Their Poetic Context by Marco Andreacchio

David Hume’s Two Interpretations of Cartesian Doubt by Hilail Gildin

Reply to Levy: Socrates’s Post-Delphic Refutations by David Leibowitz


Art in Public: Politics, Economics, and a Democratic Culture by Lambert Zuidervaart  reviewed by Cameron O’Bannon

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Volume 38 Issue 3 (Fall 2011)

Kent’s “Obscurred Course” :A Covert Coup Attempt in 2.2-4 of Shakespeare’s King Lear by Michael McShane

Habermas between Athens and Jerusalem: Public Reason and Atheistic Theology by Miguel Vatter


The Ironic Defense of Socrates by David Leibowitz reviewed by David Levy

The Language of Law and the Foundations of American Constitutionalism by Gary McDowell reviewed by Robert Faulkner

Church, State, and Original Intent by Donald L. Drakeman reviewed by David F. Forte

Civil Religion: A Dialogue in the History of Political Philosophy by Ronald Beiner reviewed by Faisal Baluch

Imperial Sceptics: British Critics of Empire, 1850-1920 by Gregory Claeys reviewed by Will Morrisey

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Volume 38 Issue 2 (Spring 2011)

Dialectic, Virtue, and Recollection in Plato’s “Meno” by Laurence Berns

Maimonides on Piety and the Cure of the Soul: “Eight Chapters” 1-4 by Steven Berg

Social Ontology and the General Will: Hegel’s Critique of Rousseau by J. Alden Stout


Friedrich Nietzsche: A Philosophical Biography by Julian Young reviewed by Ruth Abbey

Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times by Ralph Lerner reviewed by Martin J. Plax

Illiberal Justice: John Rawls vs. the American Political Tradition by David Lewis Schaefer reviewed by S. Adam Seagrave

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Volume 38 Issue 1 (Fall 2011)

Marcellinus’ “Life of Thucydides,” translated, with an introductory essay  by Timothy Burns

“Thumos” and Psychophysics in Descartes’s “Passions of the Soul”  by Richard F. Hassing

Libertarianism Ancient and Modern: Reflections on the Strauss-Rothbard Debate  by Colin D. Pearce


Rousseau’s Critique of Science: A Commentary on the “Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts,” by Jeff J.S. Black reviewed by Jonathan Culp

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Volume 37 Issue 3 (Spring 2010)

Political Science and the Irrational: Plato’s “Alcibiades”  by Christopher L. Lauriello

Creation as Parable in Maimonides’ “Guide of the Perplexed”  by Roslyn Weiss

Questioning Northrop Frye’s Adaptation of Vico  by Marco Andreacchio


Greek Tragedy and Political Philosophy: Rationalism and Religion in Sophocles’ Theban Plays by Peter J. Ahrensdorf reviewed by Patrick Coby

Plato’s Meno translated  by George Anastaplo and Laurence Bernsby Mark Pryor

Aristotle’s Dialogue with Socrates: On the Nicomachean Ethics by Ronna Burgerby Evanthia Speliotis

God and the Founders: Madison, Washington, and Jefferson by Vincent Phillip Muñozby Donald L. Drakeman

The Dilemma of Progressivism: How Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson Reshaped the American Regime of Self-Government by Will Morriseyby W. B. Allen

Orientalism and Islam: European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism in the Middle East and India by Michael Curtisby Ünew Daglie

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Volume 37 Issue 2 (Winter 2010)

Thucydides’ Philosophic Turn to Causes  by Bernard J. Dobski

Martin Luther’s Restoration of Temporal Government by Jarrett A. Carty

Tocqueville on Human Nature and Natural Right  by Donald J. Maletz

“Politics As Opposed to Tradition”: The Presence of Nietzsche and Spinoza in the “Zionist Essays” of Leo Strauss by Robert Miner


New Heaven, New Earth: Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra  by Jan H. Blits, reviewed by Abram N. Shulsky

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Volume 37 Issue 1 (Summer 2009)

Redeeming Modernity: The Ascent of Eros and Wisdom in Hegel’s Phenomenology
by Waller R. Newell

Suffrage and Democracy in the Political Philosophy of John Locke by Manfred Brocker

The Theory of Pleasure According to Epicurus by Victor Brochard trans. by Eve Grace


Herodotus and the Philosophy of Empire by Ann Ward by Paul D. Moreno

Men of Little Faith by Cecelia Kenyon by Scott Kuzner

The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin by Lorraine Smith Pangle by Peter McNamara

The Young Karl Marx by David Leopold by Benli M. Sheather

Between Athens and Jerusalem by David Janssens by Faisal Baluch

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Volume 36 Issue 3 (Summer 2009)

The Problem of Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology by Anna Schmidt


What is a Fascist? Goldberg and Xenos on Fascism and Leo Strauss by James Costopoulos

Beyond Ancients, Moderns, Heroes, and Villains: Thinking About the Founding with Richard Zinman by Alan Gibson

Diodotus and Thucydides by Christopher Lewis Lauriello

Postscript to “A Report on Leo Strauss’s Course on Giambattista Vico” by Wayne Ambler

Addenda and Corrigenda by Emmanuel Petard

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Volume 36 Issue 2 (Winter 2009)

Review-Essay: Thinking about the Founding  by M. Richard Zinman

Lucrezia in Mandragola: Machiavelli’s New Prince  by Heather Hadar Wright

On Strauss on Vico: A Report on Leo Strauss’s Course on Giambattista Vico  by Wayne Ambler

How Lincoln Defended Himself against the Charge of Religious Infidelity by David Lowenthal


Vico and Plato by Nancy du Bois by Marco Andreacchio

Sacred Causes: The Clash of Religion and Politics, from the Great War to the War on Terror by Michael Burleighby Marcus Jürgen Gebhardt

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Volume 36 Issue 1 (Fall 2008)

“Restatement,” by Leo Strauss(Critical Edition) by Emmanuel Petard

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Volume 35 Issue 3 (Summer 2008)

Hares, Hounds, Herds, and Hives in Xenophon’s “Cyropaedia” by Christopher Whidden

Royal Monarchy: “Absolute” Sovereignty in Jean Bodin’s Six Books of the “Republic” by John F. Wilson

The Human Good and the Problem of Bacon’s Intention by Svetozar Minkov


The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies by Roslyn Weiss by Paul J. Diduch

Plato: “Protagoras” and “Meno” translated by Robert C. Barlett by Andrea L. Kowalchuk

Aristotle and Hamilton on Commerce and Statesmanship by Michael D. Chan by Will Morrisey

The End of the Ancient Republic: Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” by Jan H. Blits by Matthew Holbreich

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thoughtedited by Christopher Rowe and Malcolm Schofield by Maureen Feder-Marcus

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Volume 35 Issue 2 (Spring 2008)

Hares, Hounds, Herds, and Hives in Xenophon’s “Cyropaedia” by Christopher Whidden

Royal Monarchy: “Absolute” Sovereignty in Jean Bodin’s Six Books of the “Republic” by John F. Wilson

The Human Good and the Problem of Bacon’s Intention by Svetozar Minkov


The Socratic Paradox and Its Enemies by Roslyn Weiss by Paul J. Diduch

Plato: “Protagoras” and “Meno” translated by Robert C. Barlett by Andrea L. Kowalchuk

Aristotle and Hamilton on Commerce and Statesmanship by Michael D. Chan by Will Morrisey

The End of the Ancient Republic: Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” by Jan H. Blits by Matthew Holbreich

The Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Political Thoughtedited by Christopher Rowe and Malcolm Schofield by Maureen Feder-Marcus

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Volume 35 Issue 1 (Fall 2007)

Leo Strauss on the Understanding of the Politically Better and Worse  by Hilail Gildin

Beyond Struggle and Power: Heidegger’s Secret Resistance by Richard Polt


An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing Alfarabi by Joshua Parensby Ann C. Wymann

Public Vision, Private Lives: Rousseau, Religion, and 21st-Century Democracy by Mark S. Cladisby Steven Eide

Kant’s Cosmopolitan Theory of Law and Peace by Otfried Höfeeby Jeffrey Church

The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville edited by Cheryl B.Welchby Will Morrisey

Reconstructing Woody: Art, Love, and Life in the Films of Woody Allen by Mary Nichols by Natalie Elliot

Love and Friendship: Rethinking Politics and Affection in Modern Times edited by Eduardo A.Velásqueeze by David Thunder

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Volume 34 Issue 3 (Summer 2007)

On Hamlet and the Reformation: “To Show the Very Age and Body of the Time His Form and Pressure”  by Mark A. McDonald


John Locke’s Moral Revolution: From Natural Law to Moral Relativism by Samuel Zinaich, Jr.  by Steven Eide

Eros Turannos: Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojève Debate on Tyranny by Aakash Singh by Üner Daglier

Democracy: A History by John Dunn  by David Lewis Schaefer

Confronting Tyranny: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics by Toivo Koivukoski and David Edward Tabachnick  by Gary M. Kelly

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Volume 34 Issue 2 (Spring 2007)

Two Tales of Tyranny  by Mark Kremer

Politics and Dialogue in the Philebus by James L. Wood

Deception in Xenophon’s Cyropaedia  by Christopher Whidden


The Case for Public Morality: Public Morality and Liberal Society: Essays on Decency, Law, and Pornography, by Harry M. Clor by Fred Baumann

Learning from Aristotle:Citizens and Statesmen: A Study of Aristotle’s Politics by Mary P. Nichols; Aristotle’s “Best Regime”: Kingship, Democracy, and the Rule of Law by Clifford Angell Bates; and Aristotle and the Recovery of Citizenship by Susan Collinsby Will Morrisey

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Volume 34 Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2006)

Learning without Teaching: Recollection in the Meno  by Roslyn Weiss

Adam Smith, the Concept of Leisure, and the Division of Labor by Brian Smith

Beyond Historicism: Collingwood, Strauss, Momigliano  by Carlo Altini

The Politics of Encroachment: Thomas Mann’s Critique of Democracy  by Scott Roulier


John Locke and the Biblical Foundations of Modernity: The Biblical Politics of John Locke by Kim Ian Parker  by Cameron Wybrow

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Volume 33 Issue 3 (Summer 2006)

The Mythology of Philosophy: Plato’s Republic and the Odyssey of the Soul  by Jacob Howland

Shakespeare and the Politics of Honor: Purpose and Performance in Julius Caesar by Suzanne Smith

Civil Liberty and Philosophic Liberty in John Milton’s Areopagitica  by Paul M. Dowling

On What It Means to Govern All One’s Affairs “Certo Consilio”: A Note on Spinoza’s Tractatus Theologico-Politicus  by Paul J. Bagley


The Unity of Plato’s “Gorgias”: Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life by Devin Stauffer  reviewed by Kevin M. Cherry

Benjamin Franklin Unmasked: On the Unity of His Moral, Religious, and Political Thought by Jerry Weinberger Reviewd by Svetozar Minkov

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Volume 33 Issue 2 (Spring 2006)

Wrath and Justice in Homer’s Achilles  by Mark J. Lutz

The Strategic Use of Myth in the Protagoras and Meno by Roslyn Weiss

What Is Carl Schmitt’s Political Theology?  by Jianhong Chen

Thomas Aquinas Meets Thomas Jefferson  by Harry V. Jaffa

Discussion: Strauss and Christianity  by Corine Pelluchon


From Kant and Royce to Heidegger and Are We IN Time? by Charles Shelver reviewed by Maureen Feder-Marcus

A Different Universe: Reinventing Physics from the Bottom Down by Robert B. Laughlin Reviewd by Alex Harvey

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Volume 33 Issue 1 (Fall/Winter 2005)

The Two Ways: Egypt and Israel in the Torah by David Azerrad

Prince Harry: Shakespeare’s Critique of Machiavelli by Avery Plaw

The Unbloody Sacrifice: The Catholic Theology of Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice by Dennis Teti

A Change of Orientation: Leo Strauss’s “Comments” on Carl Schmitt Revisited by David Janssens


Leo Strauss and His Legacy: A Bibliography edited by John A. Murley reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

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Volume 32 Issue 3 (Summer 2005)

Strauss and Cohen: The Question of Enlightened Judaism  by Corine Pelluchon

Discussion: On Michael Zuckert’s Launching Liberalism  by Peter C. Myers

On Michael Zuckert’s Locke  by David Lewis Schaefer

Reconsidering Lockean Rights Theory: A Reply to My Critics  by Michael Zuckert


Anne Norton and the “Straussian” Cabal: How Not to Write a Book  reviewed by James Costopoulos

Leo Strauss and the Politics of American Empire  reviewed by David Lewis Schaefer

Nicholas Capaldi, John Stuart Mill: A Biography  reviewed by James N. Jordan

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Volume 32 Issue 2 (Spring 2005)

Maimonides on Free Will at the Societal Level  by Berel Dov Lerner

“To Order Well the State”: the Politics of Titus Andronicus  by Quentin Taylor

A Reconciliation of Kant’s Views on Revolution Chris W. Surprenant


Martin D. Yaffe, trans., Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise  reviewed by Steven Frankel

Winston Churchill, Marlborough: His Life and Times  reviewed by Morton J. Frisch

Thomas L. Pangle, Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham  reviewed by William Mathie

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Volume 32 Issue 1 (Winter 2004-05)

Priam The Patriarch, His City and His Sons  by Mera Flaumenhaft

Civilization and Barbarism: The Somber Liberalism of Domingo Sarmiento  by Peter J. Ahrensdorf

The Thumotic and the Erotic Soul: Seth Benardete on Platonic Psychology  by Ronna Berger

Discussion: Darwinism, Magnanimity, and Modernity  by Carson Holloway


The Dialogue in Hell by Maurice Joly  reviewed by Steven Frankel

On Two Wings by Michael Novak and The Founding Fathers and the Place of Religion in America by Frank Lambert  reviewed by Phillip Muñoz

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Volume 31 Issue 3 (Summer 2004)

Chaucer’s Dialectic: How the Establishment Theology is Subjected to Scrutiny in Five Canterbury Tales  by Barbara Tovey

Humanity and Happiness: Philosophic Treatment of Happiness in a Non-Teleological World  by Scott Yenor

Discussion: Ascending with Socrates: Plato’s Use of Homeric Imagery in the Symposium  by Zdravko Planinc

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Volume 31 Issue 2 (Spring 2004)

Moses Rhetor  by Jules Gleicher

The Politics of Family and Friends in Aristotle and Montaigne by Ethan J. Leib

That All Tragedy is Local: Book 18 of Spirit of the Laws  by W.B. Allen


Aristide Tessitore, Reading Aristotle’s “Ethics”: Virtue, Rhetoric, and Political Philosophy  by Arcelia Rodriguez

Ralph Lerner, Maimonides’ Empire of Light: Popular Enlightenment in an Age of Belief  by Eduardo Frajman

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Volume 31 Issue 1 (Fall 2003)

Two Whig Views of the American Revolution: Adam Ferguson’s Response to Richard Price  by Ronald Hamowy

Discussion: Mind Your Own Business: The Trouble with Justice in Plato’s Republic  by Patrick Coby

Katabasis in Plato’s Symposium  by Sean Steel


The Beginning of Wisdom: Reading Genesis by Leon R. Kass  by Martin Yaffe

Colloquial Hermeneutics: Eva Brann’s Odyssey by Mera Flaumenhaft

Our Attraction to Justice  by Wayne Ambler

The Idea of Enlightenment: A Post-Mortem Study by Robert C. Bartlett  by Devin Stauffer

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Volume 30 Issue 3 (Summer 2003)

Private and Public Virtue in Euripides’ Hecuba  by David Corey & Cecil Eubanks

The Numerological Structure of the Spirit of the Laws  by Robert McMahon

Lessing’s Nathan The Wise: The Religion of Reason in the House of Tradition  by Gisela Berns

Discussion: The Philosopher and the City: Harry Jaffa and the Straussians  by Scot Zentner

The Gospels According to Saints Isaac and Albert  by Alex Harvey


Acquaintance with the Absolute: The Philosophy of Yves R. Simon  by Susan Orr

Leo Strauss: The Early Writings (1921-1932)  by Martin Yaffe

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Volume 30 Issue 2 (Spring 2003)

Moses Dikastes  by Jules Gleicher

New Developments in Xenophon Studies  by Eric Buzzetti

The Parasite as Virtuoso: Sexual Desire and Political Order in Machiavelli’s Mandgragola  by George Thomas

Oh, Brother! The Fraternity of Rhetoric and Philosophy in Plato’s Gorgias  by Roslyn Weiss


Outline of a Phenomenology of Right, by Alexandre Kojève  by Kalev Pehme

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Volume 30 Issue 1 (Fall 2002)

Story and Plot in the Book of Judges  by Howard Moltz

On the Teachability of Virtue: Political Philosophy’s Paradox  by John S. Treantafelles

Regionalism, Globalism and the Prospects for World Order: A Hegelian Approach  by Steven V. Hicks

What is Political Theology?  by Heinrich Meier

Love of Wisdom and Will to Order in Plato’s Timaeus: On Peter Kalkavage’s Translation by Jacob Howland

A Review of Stephen Wolfram’s A New Kind of Science  by Alex Harvey

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Volume 29 Issue 3 (Spring 2002)

Public Deliberation and Popular Government in Aristotle’s Politics  by Quentin P. Taylor

The Problem of Law in Aristotle’s Politics: A Response to Quentin Taylor  by Susan D. Collins

On Plutarch’s Life of Caesar  by Jules Gleicher

“Mathematici” v. “Dogmatici”: Understanding the Realist Project Through Hobbes  by Laurie M. Johnson Bagby


L’athéisme, by Alexandre Kojève  by Kalev Pehme

Prophets, Lawyers, Philosophers and Civilians: Storm Over the Constitution, by Harry V. Jaffa  by Mark Lewis and Harrison Sheppard

Response to Lewis and Sheppard  by Harry V. Jaffa

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Volume 29 Issue 2 (Winter 2001-2)

Aristotle on “the Vulgar”: An Ethical and Social Examination by Harry Adams

The Political and Theological Psychology of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure by Nasser Behnegar

‘…This Scattered Kingdom’: A Study of King Lear by Zdravko Planinc

Modernity versus Mystery in Flannery O’Connor’s Short Story ‘A View of the Woods’ by Henry T. Edmondson, III

A Triple Inquiry into the Human Center by Richard Freis

The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey, by Seth Benardete by Seth Benardete reviewed by Will Morrisey

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Volume 29 Issue 1 (Fall 2001)

The Rhetoric of Xenophon and the Treatment of Justice in the Memorabilia  by Eric Buzzetti

Rousseau and the Redemptive Mountain Village: The Way of Family, Work, Community, and Love  by Mark S. Cladis

The Internal Coherency of Locke’s Moral Views in the Questions Concerning the Law of Nature  by Samuel Zinaich, Jr.

On the Lockean Project of a Natural Law Theory: Reply to Zinaich  by Michael P. Zuckert

Correspondence  by Alexandre Kojève and Carl Schmitt

Alexandre Kojeve, ‘Colonialism from a European Perspective’  by Erik De Vries (ed. and translator)

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Volume 28 Issue 3 (Spring 2001)

Mordecai the Exilarch: Some Thoughts on the Book of Esther  by Jules Gleicher

Putting Things Back Together in Kant  by Laurence Berns

Shadows on the Cave Wall: Platonic Imagery in Lord Jim  by John S. Kirby

Three Review Essays of Harry V. Jaffa, A New Birth of Freedom: Philosophy, History, and Jaffa’s Universe  by Edward J. Erler

My Country, ‘Tis of Thee: Jaffa’s Defense of the Noble, the Holy, and the Just  by Steve Sorenson

Jaffa’s Lincolnian Defense of the Founding  by Thomas G. West

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Volume 28 Issue 2 (Winter 2000-2001)

Rhetoric and Natural Rights in Algernon Sidney’s Discourses Concerning Government by Lee Ward

Democratic Theory and the Significance of Walter Kaufmann’s Aristotelian Nietzsche by Ian Donaldson


The Paradox of Political Philosophy: Socrates’ Philosophic Trial, by Jacob Howland by Scott R. Hemmenway

What, Then, is Time?, by Eva Brann by Harrison Sheppard

Philosopher at Work: Essays by Yves R. Simon, edited by Anthony O. Simon by Susan Orr

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Volume 28 Issue 1 (Fall 2000)

‘Cross Your Heart and Hope to Die?’ Francis Bacon on Making and Breaking Promises by Heidi D. Studer

Marx’s Anomalous Reading of Spinoza by Gordon Hull

Corrections to Leo Strauss, “German Nihilism”
by Wiebke Meier

Reply to Arnhart by Richard F. Hassing

Reply to Lowenthal by Edward J. Erler

Carl Schmitt, Heinrich Meier, and the End of Philosophy by J. Harvey Lomax

American Law and the Past, Present, and Future of the American Regime by Harrison J. Sheppard


Ravelstein, by Saul Bellow by Travis Curtright

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Volume 27 Issue 3 (Spring 2000)

Friendship and Politics in Sophocles’ Philoctetes  by Jonathan Badger

Natural Man as Imaginary Animal: The Challenge of Facts and the Place of Animal Life in Rousseau’s Discourse on the Origins of Inequality  by Nancy Yousef

The First Amendment and the Theology of Republican Government  by Edward J. Erler

Response to Erler  by David Lowenthal

Defending Natural Right  by Larry Arnhart

The Scottish Enlightenment in Thought and Practice  by Eduardo A. Velásquez


On the Socratic Education: An Introduction to the Shorter Platonic Dialogues, by Christopher Buell  by David Bolotin

International Law and the Possibility of a Just World Order: An Essay on Hegel’s Universalism, by Steven V. Hicks  by William L. McBride

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Volume 27 Issue 2 (Winter 1999-2000)

Heidegger and Strauss: Temporality, Religion and Philosophy  by Laurence Berns

John Rawls and Liberal Neutrality  by Tim Hurley

Darwinian Natural Right?  by Richard F. Hassing


American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding, by Gary Rosen  by Christopher Flannery

Postmodernism Rightly Understood: The Return to Realism in American Thought, by Peter Augustine Lawler  by Paul Seaton

Generation X Goes to College: An Eye-Opening Account of Teaching in Postmodern America, by Peter Sacks  by Charles E. Butterworth

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Volume 27 Issue 1 (Fall 1999)

Spelunking in the Unnatural Cave: Leo Strauss’s Ambiguous Tribute to Max Weber  by Clark A. Merrill

Stanley Fish’s Miltonic Interpretation of Martin Luther King  by William Walker

Constitutional Government and Judicial Power: The Political Science of The Federalist  by Thomas L. Krannawitter


A Cornucopia of Rousseau Translations:The Collected Writings of Rousseau, Edited by Roger D. Masters and Christopher Kelly Rousseau, the Discourses, and other early Political Writings, and Rousseau, the Social Contract and other later Political Writings, edited and translated by Victor Gourevitch by Charles E. Butterworth

Nature, History, and the Human Individual: Modern Liberty and its Discontents, by Pierre Manent  by Peter Augustine Lawler

The Supreme Court and American Constitutionalism, edited by Bradford P. Wilson and Ken Masugi  by Ronald J. Pestritto

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Volume 26 Issue 3 (Spring 1999)

Laughing at Logoi: Laughter, Persuasion, and Glaucon’s Courage  by Leighton Moore

Desire, Science, and Polity: Francis Bacon’s Account of Eros  by Peter Pesic

German Nihilism  by Leo Strauss (David Janssens and Daniel Tanguay, eds.)

Tractatus Liquorico-Philosophicus, by Sigmund Steinkopf  by Joseph Carpino


An Approach to Aristotle’s Physics: With Particular Attention to the Role of His Manner of Writing, by David Bolotin by Susan Meld Shell

Spinoza, Liberalism, and the Question of Jewish Identity, by Steven B. Smith  by Paul Seaton

John Adams and the Spirit of Liberty, by C. Bradley Thompson  by Chistopher Flannery

From Parchment to Power: How James Madison Used the Bill of Rights to Save the Constitution, by Robert Goldwin  by Michael Zuckert

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Volume 26 Issue 2 (Winter 1999)

Moses Politikos by Jules Gleicher

The Limitations of Political Philosophy: An Interpretation of Plato’s Charmides  by Tucker Landy

Love of Gain, Philosophy and Tyranny: A Commentary on Plato’s Hipparchus  by Jason A. Tipton

Changing Titles: Some Suggestions about the Use of ‘Prince’ in Machiavelli and Others  by Larry Peterman

Leadership—Natural and Conventional—in Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’  by Catharine H. Zuckert

Harry Neumann and the Political Piety of Rorty’s Postmodernism  by Jon Fennell


Aristotle’s “Physics”: A Guided Study, by Joe Sachs  by George Anastaplo

Shakespeare and the Good Life, by David Lowenthal  by Michael P. Zuckert

Martin Heidegger: Between Good and Evil, by Rüdiger Safranski  by Joan Stambaugh

Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics, by Ruth Grant  by Patrick Coby

Leo Strauss and the American Right, by Shadia Drury  by Susan Orr

Public Morality and Liberal Society: Essays on Decency, Law, and Pornography, by Harry M. Clor  by Will Morrisey

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Volume 26 Issue 1 (Fall 1998)

The Significance of the City in Genesis 1-11  by Cameron Wybrow

The Book of Job: Translation and Commentary on Chapters 39-42  by Robert D. Sacks

Drama, Narrative, and Socratic Eros in Plato’s Charmides  by Andrew Reece

Liberty and Revolution in Burke’s Letter to the Sheriffs of Bristol  by Mark Kremer

Interpreting the Twofold Presentation of the Will to Power Doctrine in Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra  by Steven Berg


Heidegger, the Polity, and National Socialism  by Frank Schalow

Whose Pluralism?  by Bruce W. Ballard

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