It's a product of fevered minds who seem incapable of understanding that September 11th changed a lot of things and changed the way we need to approach the world. Since they refused to confront that, they looked for some kind of conspiracy theory to explain it.
I mean I took two terrific courses from Leo Strauss as a graduate student. One was on Montesquieu's spirit of the laws, which did help me understand our Constitution better. And one was on Plato's laws. The idea that this has anything to do with U.S. foreign policy is just laughable.
Yep, that's it alright.
First time I've actually heard a reporter ask an accused "Straussian" or "neo-con" if that's what he or she was.
I'd add that it's not so much the world changed, but lefties can't change. They've invested so much in "understanding" the world witnin a reflexive anti-american discourse something like Osama screaming about East Timor boggles their mindset. Rather than learn about Wahhabism and terrorism and Central Asia and such they deny its importance, even relevance. They need a master-mind to hate so they created the "Straussians." It's a deflection, an epithet announcing they found the root cause and no further education is needed.