About the Author
(1901-1985) was one of the most original and influential philosophers of our time. Born in Cologne, Germany, he studied at the University of Vienna, where he became a professor of political science in the Faculty of Law. In 1938, he and his wife, fleeing Hitler, immigrated to the United States. They became American citizens in 1944. Voegelin spent much of his career at Louisiana State University, the University of Munich, and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. During his lifetime he published many books and more than one hundred articles.
About the Translator
Gerhart Niemeyer (1907-1997) was Professor of Government at the University of Notre Dame. He wrote several books, including Aftersight and Foresight: Selected Essays, Between Nothingness and Paradise, and Law without Force.