Leo Strauss

Germany, 1899 - 1973

Leo Strauss was a political philosopher who played an important role in the neoconservative movement. He studied philosophy, mathematics and science and obtained his PhD with Ernst Cassirer as his advisor. After working as a researcher in Paris and Cambridge, he moved to the United States in 1938, where he became a professor at the New School for Social Research and, after 1949, at the University of Chicago. In the course of his career, he published works such as On Tyranny (1948), Persecution and the Art of Writing (1952), Natural Right and History (1953) and Liberalism Ancient and Modern (1968).