Monthly Archives: April 2013

A Letter (of June 22, 1961) from LEO STRAUSS to GEORGE ANASTAPLO (in Chicago) after a decision by THE UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT (In re: George Anastaplo, 366 U.S. 82 [1961], a “Cold War” bar admission case)

This June 22,1961 letter from Leo  Strauss was anticipated, in effect, during the final seminar of his Winter 1960 course at the University of Chicago, “The Problem of Socrates,” when he said, “The argument [in Plato’s Crito for law-abidingness] made … Continue reading

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In Memory of Nicholas J. Melas

In Memory of Nicholas J. Melas The University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1946, S.B., 1948 Born: August 22, 1923 Died: March 15, 2013  A letter of January 8, 2013 To John Kass, Columnist The Chicago Tribune: It would be refreshing, considering … Continue reading

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The United States Constitution and Anglo-American Constitutionalism

Summer 2012 Talks Responding to the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 George Anastaplo I wish I were as in the years of old, While yet the blessed daylight made itself Ruddy thro’ both the roofs of sight, and woke … Continue reading

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Literature, Law and the Idea of Justice: The Case of Professors Amartya Sen & George Anastaplo

Andrew Majeske This essay, originally presented at the 2012 Midwest Political Science Association Conference, will be developed into the critical introduction for a volume to be published by Rowman and Littlefield containing essays arising out of the John Jay College … Continue reading

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On the Need for a Toughminded Idealism in the Middle East

A Response to a Discussion on the University of Chicago Campus, March, 7, 2013, “One-State, Two-States Solutions with Respect to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict” George Anastaplo             Non-Jews everywhere (and especially Middle Eastern Muslims) could benefit significantly over the long-run if … Continue reading

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BUSH v. GORE and a Proper Separation of Powers

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The Obscured Virtues of Smoke-Filled Rooms

APPENDIX B. THE OBSCURED VIRTUES OF SMOKE-FILLED ROOMS. Then sorrowful as I was, I spoke and told my companions: “Friends, since it is not right for one or two of us only to know the divinations that Circe, bright among goddesses, … Continue reading

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