Cloaked in Virtue: Unveiling Leo Strauss and the Rhetoric of American Foreign Policy

1st Edition

Nicholas Xenos

Routledge
Published December 22, 2007
Reference - 174 Pages
ISBN 9780415950909 - CAT# RT4146

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Summary

It is now commonly acknowledged that numerous key players in and around the Bush administration’s planning of the Iraq invasion were connected through a common background in the political philosophy of Leo Strauss, a German-born University of Chicago professor who died in 1973. These Straussian "neocons" were held responsible for exploiting the September 11th attacks in order to further their own foreign policy agenda. Cloaked in Virtue is the first book to take a critical view of the political ideas of Leo Strauss himself by careful attention to his own writings before and after his emigration to the United States. The result is a critical examination of the political theory of Leo Strauss, lifting the veil of intentional obfuscation, and its influence on the neoconservative foreign policy of the George W. Bush administration.

This book will be of interest to students and scholars of politics and international relations.

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