Wednesday, June 14, 2006

[political-research] Re: Leo Strauss' Philosophy of Deception


by now I had a look at two of Leo Strauss' books. This is just plain
silly. Elitist by the way is a term that is gained easily, I
discovered in university. The people that like to tack it onto others
have one characteristic, whatever they are they are, they definitely
are no readers. They prefer the short synopsis, the summary.

As I said, it does not get any truer, if it is repeated ad infinitum.

If you study Machiavelli's writings you aren't necessarily a
"Machiavellian" ...

It gets even more complicated in the/"our" larger context. If you
consider that Maurice Joly, borrowed extensively in his fictive
conversation between Machiavalli and Montesquieu in Hell from
Machiavelli's Il Principe (The Prince):

And keep in mind that Joly is one of the two main sources of the
Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Don't you think a German Jew should
be interested in the history of this topic at the time?


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> A mental refresher:
> "Many neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz are disciples of a
philosopher who believed that the elite should use deception,
religious fervor and perpetual war to control the ignorant masses."
> Strauss -- the anti-Jeffersonian.
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