That soft spot in my heart for The Atlantic must insist a reluctant indifference from its dreadfully awful decision to ask certain questions, such as it does in an article it published Wednesday, ‘Is there something neurologically wrong with Donald Trump?’ I might as well underscore a refusal to indulge The Atlantic article is an… Continue reading Is there something neurologically wrong with The Atlantic?
The Strauss lectures are intellectual treasures of political theory. There are roughly three dozen courses Strauss taught over the course of some thirty years, each of which has recordings for anywhere from half a dozen to twenty classes. Not all of the courses have complete recordings, and the quality of some of the recordings is… Continue reading Leo Strauss Lecture on Gorgias (Autumn, 1963)
Among the thousands of recorded hours of lectures by Leo Strauss compiled by the Leo Strauss Center at the University of Chicago, some of the most encompassing are the first lectures for each class. I wrote about this here in describing the lecture he gave on Natural Right in the winter of 1962. Another worth… Continue reading Leo Strauss Lecture on Plato’s Meno (Spring 1966) by William Olson – Schaumburg, IL
The Leo Strauss Center at the University of Chicago has compiled hundreds of audio files recorded by students who attended lectures given by Strauss while he was a professor at Chicago, Claremont Men’s College, and St. John’s College over the course of nearly three decades. The recordings are a veritable happy hunting ground for those… Continue reading Leo Strauss course lectures, by William Olson – Schaumburg