‘Leo Strauss can seem like a conspiracy buff’:
Don’t know enough about Leo Strauss to tell if this Globe ‘Ideas’ piece
is a hatchet job, though the last paragraph’s nasty swipe at Strauss definitely indicates the author’s intent. All the same, this is another example of what Reader No. 1 and Hub Blog talked about the other day regarding the Globe finally opening up its pages
to exploring different viewpoints. The ‘Ideas’ editors may not like these conservative figures, but they’re taking them seriously by giving them respectful attention, i.e. they’re getting closer to putting their finger on the pulse of what’s happening on the right. ... The entire conspiracy theory surrounding followers of Strauss reminds me of the anti-Freemasonry paranoia of centuries past. The NYT, Le Monde, Christian fundamentalists and Lyndon H. LaRouche’s fascination with Strauss groupies tend to confirm this.