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Persecution and the Art of Writing

The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem—the relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas.

214 pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 | © 1952

Political Science: Political and Social Theory

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Persecution and the Art of Writing
3. The Literary Character of the Guide for the Perplexed
4. The Law of Reason in the Kuzari
5. How to Study Spinoza’s Theologico-Political Treatise

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