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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


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


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


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


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


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 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 (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


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, by 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 Ass,
Translation 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 Berns
by Mark Pryor

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

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

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

Orientalism and Islam: European Thinkers on Oriental Despotism in the Middle East and India, by Michael Curtis
by 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 Burleigh
by Marcus Jürgen Gebhardt

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Volume 36 Issue 1 (Fall 2008)

“Restatement” (Critical Edition), by Leo Strauss
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 Thought, edited 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 Thought, edited 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 Parens
by Ann C. Wymann

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

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

The Cambridge Companion to Tocqueville, edited by Cheryl B.Welch
by 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 Collins
by 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 Ceaser
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
by Chris W. Surprenant


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

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

Thomas L. Pangle, Political Philosophy and the God of Abraham 
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
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

DISCUSSION 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

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 Christopher 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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