He produced fifteen books and many essays on his subject.
He was more at home in the world of Plato and Aristotle than in debates about the origins of totalitarianism." Alain Frachon and Daniel Vernet point out that "Strauss never wrote about current politics or international relations.
He was read and recognized for his immense erudition about Greek classical texts, and Christian, Jewish, and Muslim sacred writings.
For example, during his lifetime he was not reviewed in places like the .
He was not accorded the kind of public notice that other philosophic figures of our age, such as Martin Heidegger, Hannah Arendt, Jacques Derrida, or Richard Rorty, acquired.
A specter is haunting America, and that specter is, strange to say, Leo Strauss.
Dead more than thirty years by now, Strauss was a self-described scholar of the history of political philosophy.