The Straussian reading

“The idea is that when you read something, there are sometimes two layers of meaning. There is the “exoteric”, most-obvious meaning, which is the normal meaning that normal meaning would reveal. After you understand the exoteric meaning, if you keep thinking about it, you may be able to understand a deeper “esoteric” meaning. This initially seems like some sort of Da Vinci Code nonsense, but hang with me for a moment.” learn more

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