Communism, Si; Straussianism, No

Vigilante, Richard
March 1980
National Review;3/21/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p350
The article comments on the denial of tenure to Thomas Pangle, a conservative and political philosopher of the Straussian school, by the Political Science Department of Yale University. It discusses the achievements of Pangle as a professor that qualify him for tenure. An overview of the anti-Straussianism of the committee that reviewed the tenure candidacy of Pangle is presented. It offers information on the political philosophy of Leo Strauss. It comments on academic freedom in line with the decision of Yale's Political Science Department to allow Communist historian Herbert Aptheker to teach at Yale for a semester.


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