Conversations with Bill Kristol: Harvey Mansfield IV

Harvey Mansfield (Interview 4), Conversations with Bill Kristol, May 11, 2015.

In the fourth instalment in an ongoing series of conversations with the Harvard government professor, Bill Kristol and Harvey Mansfield discuss the political philosopher Leo Strauss (1899 – 1973) and the Straussian school of philosophy he founded.¬†Mansfield and Kristol discuss key themes in Strauss’s work, including esoteric writing, the quarrel between Ancients and Moderns, and the theological-political problem. Mansfield also reflects on three outstanding students of Strauss: Seth Benardete, Allan Bloom, and Ernest Fortin.

 

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