Your cover piece last week, "Defending Strauss" [by Julie Englander, August 24], while up to the Reader's excellent standards, is simply beside the point.
It's not about Strauss's own views, but the views taken away by his students. (Marx was not a Marxist, etc.) And a significant number of the Bushies seem to consider themselves "Straussian." So the question isn't what Strauss thought, but what this malignant clique has decided for themselves that he meant.