A lecture, the first of three on the topic "Progress or Return?," given by Leo Strauss at the Hillel Foundation at the University of Chicago on November 5, 1952. Transcripts of the three “Progress or Return?” lectures have been published in "Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity: Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought," ed. Kenneth Hart Green (Albany, New York: SUNY Press, 1997). A transcript of the discussion session after the lecture on November 19 will be published online by the Leo Strauss Center.

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