Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

No Left Turns

Professor Harry Victor Jaffa Turns Four Score and Ten

As numbered by the 90th Psalm, the Master turned four score and ten on October 7. A Distinguished Fellow of the Claremont Institute, he remains active by teaching a class at Chapman Unversity Law School and writing a book on Leo Strauss. Anyone who wants to know and love America needs to devote a significant portion of his life to the study of Harry Jaffa’s words and deeds. A belated happy birthday to America’s teacher, and may he enjoy a wider and even more thoughtful following in the years to come!

Discussions - 6 Comments

Anyone who wants to know and love America needs to devote a significant portion of his life to the study of Harry Jaffa’s words and deeds.



How arrogant. How about they study European philosophers, as he has done for some many years, instead?

Ken, you seem to know Harry Jaffa, at least a little. Any word on his promised third book on Lincoln?

Happy Birthday, Professor Jaffa. Would that more intellectuals, and more conservative leaders, followed your courageous example.

As a former student of Jaffa's, I can say that he was easily one of the most brilliant minds I ever encountered in college--a fountain of political wisdom. Thanks for posting this Ken, and Happy Birthday to Prof. Jaffa.

How arrogant. How about they study European philosophers, as he has done for some many years, instead?

That'd be a great way to learn about communism and fascism, but probably not the best way to learn about America.

#1 and #5: To paraphrase Winston Churchill, Harry Jaffa has a lot to be arrogant about! His first book was on ur-Europeans, Aristotle and St. Thomas Aquinas.

#2: Looks like we'll have to infer vol. III, but then again it would have been impossible to infer "New Birth of Freedom" from "Crisis of the House Divided."

Leave a Comment

* denotes a required field
 

No TrackBacks
TrackBack URL: http://nlt.ashbrook.org/movabletype/mt-tb.cgi/13036