Tag Archives: Leo Strauss

Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The War Against Eros

By Kalev Pehme I dedicate this piece of Tawnya Gunn, Will Kolodzie, and Laurie Berry The early Christians knew the obvious: An erotic man is a man who wants to be a god, not worship the god. So instead of … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The American Military is a Teaching Machine

George W’s failure in Iraq and Afghanistan was owing to the fact that he doesn’t know anything about education, not being educated himself. While he took a very Wilsonian approach to spreading democracy, he didn’t understand that the American military … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Soul of the Radical Conservative and the Capitalist

By Kalev Pehme Today’s radical conservative is frequently a capitalist apologist, although it must be said that not all capitalists are radically right. In fact, very few capitalists are that conservative. Yet, the capitalist and the radical rightist have many … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: The Boy Toy and the End of History

I wrote this essay some years ago, but I still like it. I have up-dated and improved it a bit.   My friend and former student Jenn Clarke in now of Las Vegas, a great place of speculation, referred to … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog: Bringing the Buddha and Plato Together

It might seem folly to bring the Buddha and Plato together, but I am going to do precisely that. At the heart of Mahayana Buddhism is the notion that there is an ultimate reality and an apparent and conventional reality. … Continue reading

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Kalev Pehme’s Anti-Blog Contemplating Loss

In the Yijing (I Ching in Wade-Giles), gua 20, Contemplation or View or Watching, when the fifth line is moving, the comment on that line is variously translated, but it’s gist is simply that if you are to examine your … Continue reading

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Kalev’s Anti-Blog Part V Conclusion of Slow Reading of CM

Part V: This post will conclude my reading of pages 50-62 of Leo Strauss’s The City and Man. These pages are the introduction to his essay “On Plato’s Republic.” I begin at the last paragraph at the bottom of page … Continue reading

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