German-born political Philosopher and author whose works touch upon metaphysics, epistemology, and Greek philosophy. His most famous critical works include Persecution and the Art of Writing, Natural Right and History, and The City and Man.
He received his U.S. citizenship in the mid-1940s and secured a political science professorship at the University of Chicago.
He was raised in an Orthodox Jewish family in Kirchhain, Germany. Later, after marrying Marie Bernsohn, he adopted both her child and his own sister's child.
Paul Wolfowitz, the U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary under George W. Bush, once studied with Strauss.