Saturday, November 17, 2007

Strauss and the War on Terror

Straussians view the world as being "over-populated" by "inferior races".

Straussianism in the War on Terrorism

Leo Strauss was a great admirer of Adolf Hitlerian Nazi techniques, such as the 'Big Lie', and of myth-making in general. This is because in his view, his sought "unity of society" relied on the creation of religious-inspired 'myths' against a "common enemy", as in the Straussian concocted "War on Terrorism". Leo Strauss was a great admirer of proto-Nazi philosophers like Friedrich Nietzsche, Martin Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt, along with a type of Nazi pseudo-religious ideology.

Strauss had been actively involved in pro-fascist German youth groups, which become the milieu for the spread of Nazi imperial militarism. This is the same kind of militaristic ideology, which the Straussians have sought to incorporate into their concoted "War on Terrorism".

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