Leo Strauss (1899-1973) began his career in Nazi Germany. He was powerfully influenced by three pseudo-philosophers admired by the Nazis: Friedrich Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Carl Schmitt. The Nazis worshipped Nietzsche as their hero.|
As a young man, Strauss fell under Heidegger's influence. Heidegger was an avowed Nazi and continued to teach in Germany under the Hitler regime.
The Rockefeller-funded Leo Strauss