Summary from the Publisher: Crisis of the Strauss Divided brings together a collection of Jaffa’s published arguments defending and explaining that judgment, written during the 40 years since Strauss’s death. The volume includes arguments of those who… More
Summary from the Publisher: A New Birth of Freedom is the culmination of over a half a century of study and reflection by one of America’s foremost scholars of American politics, Harry V. Jaffa. This long-awaited sequel to Crisis of the House Divided,… More
Summary from the Publisher: Written by one of America’s foremost political and legal theorists, Storm Over the Constitution examines the arguments of some of the leading proponents of the doctrine of ‘original intent.’ According to legal… More
Summary from the Publisher: Taking the classical view that the political shapes man’s consciousness, Allan Bloom considers Shakespeare as a profoundly political Renaissance dramatist. He aims to recover Shakespeare’s ideas and beliefs and to make… More
Summary from the Publisher: Original Intent and the Framers of the Constitution: A Disputed Question is a unique contribution to the debate, begun by Attorney General Edwin Meese in the second Reagan administration, over the “original intentions of the… More
Table of Contents: Introduction 1. Dante and the Rediscovery of Political Philosophy by Ernest L. Fortin 2. Jefferson and the Practice of Empire by David Tucker 3. Elements of Ancient and Modern Harmony by John Adams Wettergreen 4. The Great Machiavellian… More
Summary from the Publisher: This book is the fourth in a series (including Equality and Liberty, The Conditions of Freedom, and How to Think About the American Revolution) of reprinted works by Harry V. Jaffa, printed in commemoration of the author’s… More
Table of Contents: Introduction: On the Necessity of a Scholarship of the Politics of Freedom / Harry V. Jaffa 1. In Search of Churchill’s Character / Martin Gilbert 2. Can There Be Another Winston Churchill? / Harry V. Jaffa 3. On War and Legitimacy in… More
Summary from the Publisher: This volume represents the third in a series. In 1999, in commemoration of Professor Harry V. Jaffa’s 80th birthday, the Claremont Institute began to re-issue Jaffa’s out-of-print books. The present volume, originally… More
Excerpt: Both in the pre-inaugural period, and in the opening stages of the conflict, the danger of disunion, now the paramount danger, did not come from the forces of slavery alone. It came as well from the abolitionists. Now the name… More
Excerpt: Our lives were twined and intertwined in many ways. Joe entered the doctoral program in economics at Columbia soon after receiving his undergraduate degree in the spring of 1939. If anyone had told him then that his career would be in political… More
Excerpt: Mr. Fukuyama is a disciple of the late Alexander Kojeve, who re-interpreted Hegel’s version of the “end of history” to justify his support of the regime of Josef Stalin. Now Mr. Fukuyama re-interprets Kojeve’s reinterpretation… More
Excerpt: On the night of the tenth of May, 1940, on the eve of the ill-fated Battle of France, Churchill became Prime Minister of Great Britain. As he went to bed, he tells us, at about 3 a.m., he was “conscious of a profound sense of relief. At last I… More
Excerpt: In the fall of 1964, I was on the speech-writing staff of the Goldwater campaign. In September and October I went on a number of forays to college campuses, where I debated spokesmen for our opponents. My argument always started from here: In 1964… More
Excerpt: Some time in the 1920s, the Conservative statesman F. E. Smith — Lord Birkenhead — gave a copy of the “Nicomachean Ethics” to his close friend Winston Churchill. He did so saying there were those who thought this was the greatest book of all… More
Excerpt: A friendly critic has recently characterized my life’s work as dedicated to the moral vision of Athens, Jerusalem, and Peoria. Of course, as a faithful student of Leo Strauss, I recognized and welcomed the association with Athens and Jerusalem,… More
Summary: Interviews with Diana Schaub, James W. Ceaser, and others on the Declaration of Independence.
Summary: Remarks by Larry P. Arnn, Edward J. Erler, Charles R. Kesler, Ken Masugi, and Philip Jaffa.
Summary: Remarks delivered at Dr. Harry V. Jaffa’s funeral service on January 15, 2015 at Todd Memorial Chapel in Claremont, CA. The speakers, all students of Dr. Jaffa, are Edward J. Erler (Cal State San Bernardino; The Claremont Institute); Thomas G.… More
Dr. Larry Arnn, Dr. John Grant, Dr. Ronald Pestritto, and Dr. Thomas West discuss the work of Harry V. Jaffa.
Summary: Dr. Arnn joins Hugh Hewitt to discuss the impact Professor Harry Jaffa had on his students and on the study of America.
Summary: CSUSB Professor Edward J. Erler recalls his first meeting and studies with Claremont Mens’ College Professor Harry V. Jaffa.
Summary: In a year that marks the two hundredth year since the birth of Lincoln, and the fiftieth year since the publication of his own Crisis of the House Divided, Harry Jaffa discusses Lincoln as a thinker and philosopher as well as the great import of the… More
Harry V. Jaffa discusses Lincoln and his Lincoln scholarship in this 2003 speech at Hillsdale College.