I couldnt resist taking a closer look at the alleged malign "Straussian" influence on new Canadian P.M. Stephen Harper in my latest TAE Online op-ed. My conclusion? Its basically a re-run of the same conspiracy-mongering that occurred on our side of the border, traceable on large part back to a political theorist who has made a career of "outing" Strauss and alleged Straussians. Shes making less and less sense as she goes on, and, as you can see from this commentary, never made much sense to begin with.
Still, Harpers, er, "Straussians" (actually Voegelinians, Hayekians, and students of students of Strauss) are an interesting bunch, sure to enliven Canadian political discourse. As John von Heyking has ably shown, however, we shouldnt look for an atheist elitist theocracy north of our border anytime soon. Disappointing, eh?