Study The Greatest Scholar of the History of Political Philosophy - Ever.


His interpretations of everyone from Plato to Nietzsche opened our eyes to the forgotten layers of meaning between the lines, and on the surface, of the canonical texts of Western political philosophy. Through his meticulous commentaries, he intimated the secrets of the Great Tradition to a select few, those "puppies of the philosophical race" who love to think. He thereby founded one of the most important schools of the study of political philosophy in living memory, the Straussian school. Now, it is your turn to experience the distinct pleasure of studying Leo Strauss.

Seven Video Lectures present Strauss's thoughts on everything from nihilism to the possibility of revelation.


  1. Living Issues of German Postwar Philosophy
  2. German Nihilism
  3. Reason and Revelation
  4. What is Political Philosophy?
  5. Persecution and the Art of Writing
  6. Strauss's "Restatement" from On Tyranny
  7. Chapters 3-4 of Natural Right and History


Meet Your Instructor: Michael Millerman


Michael has been studying Leo Strauss since he first discovered his influence on a generation of students while trying to reverse engineer what made his first philosophy course so memorable and so uniquely outstanding and even life changing (spoiler alert: the professor had studied in the Straussian lineage). Michael has made it his life's work since then to share with both newcomers and old hands the pleasure of studying the works of political philosophy under Strauss's guidance and the joys of thinking through, in a community of philosophical friends, the questions Strauss raised.

Without Leo Strauss, there would be no Millerman School.

Leo Strauss on the Dignity of the Mind

"By becoming aware of the dignity of the mind, we realize the true ground of the dignity of man and therewith the goodness of the world, whether we understand it as created or uncreated, which is the home of man because it is the home of the human mind."

-Leo Strauss



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"Michael Millerman is a man on fire. I’ve taken two of his courses and will take more. He insights on Strauss, Heidegger and Dugin are not to be missed. His book, podcast, YouTube channel and numerous scholarly articles are beacons of clarity and coherence in a maelstrom of ideological confusion. I hold a humanities PhD and left academia years ago having found it irredeemably corrupt. Professor Millerman has almost single-handedly restored my hope in high-minded inquiry. He directs one’s attention to what is, at once, timely and timeless."


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Note: this course was originally developed for Justin Murphy's Indie Thinkers/Otherlife school. Check that out, too.

Here's my interview with Justin about Strauss.

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