Leo Strauss's philosophy..Heidegger, Kierkegard, Nietzche,
I am very intrigued by Strauss' political philosophy, as you probably already know, his philosophies have spawned neoconservatism, which I find very detrimental to society, especially because it deals with religion being a big part of controlling the masses. What do you guys think about Leo Strauss's philosophy, in regards to perhaps some of the other philosophers whom he critiqued and also was influenced by. And what do you think of his relativization of classical philosophy and his rejection of positivism and science? And please, describe in a manner in which someone like moi, who's new at philosophy can understand.