A Reply to Harry Jaffa

National Review, January 22, 1982.


The article presents the author’s response to professor Harry Jaffa’s criticism of his views about the Declaration of Independence in the U.S. The author says that there is no substance to his criticism by Jaffa. The author further says that if a defense of political philosophy is required in this business, it is not because of anything he has written. It is for the reader to judge the impressiveness of the similarities. The reason for some people to avoid Jaffa is not that they are afraid to debate him but that he does not follow Socrates.