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As Xenos points out quite convincingly Strauss’ esoteric re-reading of the Tradition was an attempt at self-rescue, from his demonstrable philosophical propinquity with Schmitt. The American context necessitated a revisionism that showed Strauss as heroic philosophical trailblazer, rather than a fellow traveler of Schmitt. Or just another apologist for Platonic oligarchy, although Strauss and his epigones consider themselves natural aristocrats as successors to the Guardians of Platonic Myth.



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