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Escuela de Postgrado con Heidegger

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La mejor decisión que tomé en mi vida fue conseguir un doctorado en filosofía. Aprendí sobre las preguntas más importantes, y estudié los intentos más profundos en responderlas, y obtuve las herramientas y el compromiso para buscar la verdad, y me volví mejor, es decir, un hombre más sabio en el proceso.  Read more …

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Graduate School with Heidegger

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The best decision I ever made was to pursue a Ph.D. in philosophy. I learned about the most important questions, I studied the most profound attempts to answer them, I acquired both the tools and the commitment to pursue the truth, and I became a better—that is, wiser—man in the process.  Read more …

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Greg Johnson Interviews F. Roger Devlin on Alexandre Kojève & the End of History

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Alexandre Kojève in 1922

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The following text is the transcript by V. S. of my conversation with F. Roger Devlin about Alexandre Kojève (1902–1968) and the end of history. To listen to the audio in a player, click here. To download the mp3, right-click here and choose “save target or link as.” To subscribe to our podcasts, click here.  Read more …

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Between Two Lampshades
Michael Enoch Interviews Greg Johnson, Part 1

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What follows is the transcript by V. S. of Michael Enoch’s Between Two Lampshades interview with Greg Johnson on The Right Stuff. You can listen to it here Read more …

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The Straussian Assault on America’s European Heritage

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Grant Havers
Leo Strauss and Anglo-American Democracy: A Conservative Critique
Northern Illinois University Press, 2013

A main pillar sustaining the practice of mass immigration is that Western nations are inherently characterized by a “civic” form of national membership. Western nations express the “natural” wishes of “man as man” for equal rights, rule of law, freedom of expression, and private property. Read more …

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The Jew as Citizen:
Raymond Aron & Civic Nationalism, Part 3

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“The Political Masterpiece”: Aron as Jew and Citizen, 1967–1983  Read more …

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Leo Strauss, the Conservative Revolution, & National Socialism, Part 3

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In the previous installment of this series, I examined Leo Strauss’s argument that the roots of what he called “German nihilism” — including National Socialism — were not nihilistic. Instead, it is rooted in a moral critique of the modern world. In this installment, I examine his argument that these non-nihilistic motives gave rise to nihilism because of certain contingent historical circumstances.  Read more …

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Introduction to Plato’s Republic, Part 2

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The following text is based on a transcript by V. S. of a lecture on Plato’s Republic. As usual, I have edited his transcript to remove excessive wordiness and corrected a couple of small mistakes.  

Plato writes in his seventh letter that he never set forth his own philosophy in any of his writings. Read more …

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Paul Gottfried’s Leo Strauss & the Conservative Movement in America

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Paul Edward Gottfried
Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal
New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012

Paul Gottfried’s admirable book on Leo Strauss is an unusual and welcome critique from the Right.

Leo Strauss (1899–1973) was a German-born Jewish political theorist who moved to the United States in 1937. Read more …

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An Introduction to Plato’s Republic, Part 2

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