Monthly Archives: March 2011

Two Students and One Administrator: A Reconstruction toward the Definition of a University [In re Leo Strauss]

by George Anastaplo C…. Leo Strauss used to advise students that before they began a personal attack on someone, they should inquire of the man that they were talking with, “Is he a relative of yours, perhaps? Or somebody to … Continue reading

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Aristotle’s “Poetics” and the Remarkable Joys of Tragedy

by George Anastaplo Foreword This talk, on Aristotle’s Poetics, is intended to suggest many more questions than answers. Perhaps our discussion period after my prepared remarks will be helpful, contributing thereby to later reflections among us as we go our … Continue reading

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On Beginnings: Hesiod, Genesis, and Stephen Hawking

by George Anastaplo  You certainly are Romans who claim that your wars are so fortunate because they are just, and pride yourselves not so much on their outcome, in that you gain the victory, as upon their beginnings, because you … Continue reading

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Leo Strauss and Judaism Revisted

By George Anastaplo   Oh, that is not true: I mean, that is simply not true…  Oh, God! That is, I think, really unfair.                                                                                                                                                                   -Leo Strauss             My 1974 eulogy of one of my teachers, Leo Strauss (1899-1973), was not well … Continue reading

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Memo from Charles Murdock

Lotala University Chicago School of Law 2/22/2011 From:     Charles Murdock * To:         All Law Faculty; All Law Library; All Law Staff Subject: George Anastaplo I recently had dinner with a retired doctor who was telling me how great retirement was. … Continue reading

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A Letter to Op-Ed Editors

Loyola University Chicago School of Law March 10, 2011 Dear Editor:  I write to learn whether you would be interested in an Op-Ed article by me that may have something useful to say about constitutional processes and the duties of … Continue reading

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A Half-Century Commemoration of Related Events (1961-2011) – February 12, 2011

A 1961 PETITION FOR REHEARING, A CHALLENGING ANTECEDENT, AND REMARKABLE CONSEQUENCES The Petition for Rehearing (of June 19, 1961) set forth below was filed in response to a ruling by the United States Supreme Court with respect to In re … Continue reading

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