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|Passing on this controversy is not without consequences, often life and death ones. Our nation is presently in the grip of a "neoconservative," more properly "radical reactionary," cabal, which has led us into the debacle in Iraq. The founding philosopher of neo-conservatism, Leo Strauss, felt that science posed a danger when it spread beyond the confines of a privileged few. Strauss, himself an atheist, believed society was to be ruled by an atheistic elite, above the law; the orderly function of society would be guaranteed by a number of myths, most importantly and centrally religion, holding the great unwashed (i.e., you and me) in thrall and under control.|
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