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Table of contents :
I. Essays : 1. Leo Strauss: 1899-1973 --
2. What is politics? an interpretation of Aristotle's politics --
3. The limits of politics an interpretation of King Lear, act I, Scene I --
4. The virtue of a nation of cities on the Jeffersonian paradoxes --
5. Political obligation and the American political tradition --
6. Reflections on Thoreau and Lincoln civil disobedience and the American tradition --
7. What is equality? the declaration of independence revisited --
8. Partly federal, partly nation on the political theory of the American civil war --
9. Crisis of the house divided a new introduction --
10. Tom Sawyer hero of middle America --
11. The conditions of freedom --
II. Criticism and controversy : 12. Slavery a battle revisited --
13. Letters of a patriot --
14. Portrait of a patriot --
15. Lincoln and the cause of freedom --
16. Reconstruction old and new --
17. The truth about war --
18. What about the Dardanelles? --
19. Amoral America and the liberal dilemma.

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