"A wonderful introduction to the essential questions of political philosophy and the greatest thinkers of the past answers to those questions. This volume includes contributions from Leo Strauss and some of his strongest students and colleagues (including Christopher Bruell & David Bolotin)."
"At its core Leibowitz book says essentially the same thing as Bruell's Socratic Education. Leibowitz's virtue (or vice) is to make more explicit the genuine questions and the thoughtful solutions to those questions in Plato's presentation of Socrates. Leibowitz's book is the most lucid, profound, and entertaining piece of serious scholarship on Plato I've ever read."
"Of this book David Bolotin had to say, "Bruell's book surpasses everything else that has ever been written on Plato. Of all the commentaries on his dialogues, it is the one that I am most confident Plato himself would have enjoyed reading. And it deserves to find readers for at least as many years into the future as the tradition of Platonic scholarship survives.""
"It's really a misfortune Bartlett's book is currently out of print, because it's a feast for the reader. The chapter on Thucydides in particular is perhaps the most useful piece of scholarship on him available."
"Pangle's Socratic dialectic (of sorts) with the Book of Genesis and the foremost theologians' interpretations of the first book of the Bible. Pangle provides a careful analysis of the opinions of morality and justice within Genesis and its most thoughtful, pious commentators."
"A concise, thorough summary of Leo Strauss' philosophic project. The three strengths of the book are: 1) it acts as a tremendous introduction to the works of Leo Strauss; 2) Pangle effectively addresses and dismisses the many daft, slanderous misconceptions about Strauss and his legacy; 3) Pangle shows the future of Strauss inspired political studies."