Peter Graf Kielmansegg, Horst Mewes & Elisabeth Glaser-Schmid, eds.

Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss: German Émigrés and American Political Thought after World War II

Publications of the German Historical Institute. Cambridge University Press, 1995.

This book explores the influence of Hannah Arendt's and Leo Strauss' background in pre-World War II Germany on their perception of American democracy. The contributors analyze how their émigré experience both influenced their American work and also impacted on the formation of the discipline of political science in postwar Germany. Arendt's and Strauss' experiences thus aptly illustrate the transfer and transformation of political ideas in the World War II era.