Leo Strauss and His Legacy: A Bibliography edited by John Murley
John Murley admirably continues the mission he took on more than a decade ago-cataloguing the work and impact of Leo Strauss. In Leo Strauss, the Straussians, and the American Regime (1999), he and Kenneth Deutsch collected accounts of Strauss's American career, the storied first generation of his students, and the way his teachings led to fresh understandings of American political institutions and political practice. Murley's latest book, an exhaustive bibliography of Strauss's writings and the writings of all those whose work is "illuminated…by the light" Strauss cast, is the appropriate companion volume. With some 15,000 entries chronicling the work of 800 or so writers, Leo Strauss and His Legacy draws attention away from the rants and fantasies of Anne Norton and Shadia Drury and returns it to Strauss's genuine scholarly legacy and intention.
University of California, Davis
* * *
This article appeared in the Summer 2006 issue of the Claremont Review of Books