The Wisdom of Humility
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The Wisdom of Humility: Gerhart Niemeyer’s Recovery of Political Theory. (2002). The Political Science Reviewer, 31, 70-116.


Gerhart Niemeyer's long life was lived entirely within the boundaries of the twentieth, that "terrible" century, a century in which the extent of what had been lost in modernity became horrifyingly clear. Finding himself a contemporary of such unprecedented catastrophes, Niemeyer first sought a remedy through mastering international politics, but after realizing that this was inadequate for the depth of the crisis, he undertook the much more radical fight to recover the metaphysical foundations of right order.
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