The aim of the foundation is to continue and expand the study and dissemination of Leo Strauss’s work and thought (as promoted by the Leo Strauss Center). Strauss’s student Richard Kennington wrote in 1982 that “the interpretation of what Strauss means and thought will probably begin in, say, ten or fifteen years, and may take another fifty years before the issues become genuinely clear.” In this spirit, and extending the 50-year grace period beyond 2023, while the foundation will aim to make Strauss’s inquiries and arguments accessible to a broader audience, it will not inscribe the thinker into a narrowly political context. Its goal is the preservation and investigation of Strauss’s ideas, and it will support rigorous philosophical and philological work on the substantive and interpretive questions articulated by Strauss.
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