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Strauss and the Crisis of Modernity

July 17, 2014

Hoover Institution scholar Peter Berkowitz and Tikvah’s executive director Eric Cohen explore Leo Strauss’s idea of the crisis of modernity. It is a crisis with two faces: technological progress has given human beings great power, exemplified by the atom bomb; the moral revolution of modern political philosophy has lowered our sights and led to the ultimate loss of faith in Progress. Where do we go from here? As Cohen asks, “How do we orient ourselves and our souls in this very dangerous and uncertain situation?”

 


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