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Harry V. Jaffa

Harry Jaffa (1918-2015) and Walter Berns (1919-2015)

News arrived today of the death of two of the most notable remaining students of Leo Strauss, Harry Jaffa and Walter Berns, on January 10. As someone who spent a long time (too long really) thinking about the Straussians, I figured that I should write something on the blog about them. Today was also, however, the first day of teaching here at OU and, after two classes and an evening film screening, I finally have the first block of time since hearing the news to write something about them and – what I find as interesting – early reaction to Read more