Author Archives: Greg Johnson

Review of Paul Gottfried’s “Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America,” Part 2

Part 1. 2. The “Lockean Founding” of the United States Gottfried is apparently attracted to the anti-rationalist Burkean tradition of conservatism, which in effect claims that history is smarter than reason, therefore, we should take our guidance from historically evolved institutions and conventions rather than rational constructs. This form of conservatism is, of course, dismissed […]

Review of Paul Gottfried’s “Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America,” Part 1

Paul Edward Gottfried Leo Strauss and the Conservative Movement in America: A Critical Appraisal New York: Cambridge University Press, 2012 Paul Gottfried’s admirable book on Leo Strauss is an unusual and welcome critique from the Right. Leo Strauss (1899–1973) was a German-born Jewish political theorist who moved to the United States in 1937. Strauss taught […]

Dealing with the Holocaust

1. White Nationalists need to deal with the Holocaust just as we need to deal with the Jewish Question in general. It is futile to focus on White advocacy alone and ignore the Jews. Quite simply, the Jews will not return the favor. You might not pick Jews as the enemy, but they will pick […]