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What Can We Learn From Political Theory?


The title of this lecture is not entirely of my own choosing. I do not like very much the term political theory; I would prefer to speak of political philosophy. Since this terminological question is not entirely verbal, I beg leave to say a few words about it.

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1 “making” is crossed out and “choosing” inserted by hand.

2 “theory” is underlined by hand. All handwritten and typed underlinings have been converted to italics.

3 “Originally” is crossed out and “Formerly” inserted by hand.

4 “distinction” is crossed out and “division” typed above it.

5 The following handwritten note was added at the bottom of the page: Science, d'où prevoyance; prevoyance, d'où action (Comte).

6 “it” is inserted by hand.

7 “hence” is crossed out by hand.

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9 “Gallipoli” and “Egypt” are crossed out and “Singapore” and “Libya” are inserted by hand.

10 “Tojo” crossed out and “the Japanese generals” handwritten.

11 McIlwain, Charles Howard, The Growth of Political Thought in the West, From the Greeks to the End of the Middle Ages (New York: Macmillan, 1932).

12 This sentence is added by hand at the bottom of the page.

13 “a”is crossed out and “the” is inserted by hand.

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15 Politics 1269a 3–4.

16 “and” handwritten

17 “employing” is inserted by hand.

18 “of” is inserted by hand.

19 Plato's Republic—the true city, the healthy city, called by Glaucon the city of pigs—Glaucon is dissatisfied with the vegetarian food of the nice peaceful people—he gets his meat—and he gets with the meat: war. [Strauss's hand written footnote]

20 “later on” is inserted by hand.

21 “bloody” crossed out and “unbloody” typed above it.

22 Arthur Feiler and Jacob Marschak, New School economics colleagues.

23 “a sufficient guarantee” is crossed out.

24 Hallam, Henry, The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II (New York: A. C. Armstrong and Son, 1880).

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The Review of Politics
  • ISSN: 0034-6705
  • EISSN: 1748-6858
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