I recall the days when longing political philosophy students would attempt to secure a copy of the closely guarded class transcripts of Leo Strauss's courses at the University of Chicago. Now 47 of these courses are to be digitized
and thus made available to those who want to expel stupidities through a close read of Thucydides and to be in the know on Rousseau. As a sampler, here's a
to his course on Plato's Meno
. My favorite transcript is his course on Plato's Gorgias
, but many others might be mentioned by Strauss's close students.
This will fill your Ipod and help put in its place amusement such as this: The old tv series Gunsmoke and Perry Mason explain the core of Strauss's political teaching.
UPDATE: I'm told by a scholar editing some of these courses that transcripts will also be produced.