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Nayeli Riano

Nayeli Riano
Nayeli Riano is completing her master’s degree in Intellectual History at the University of St. Andrews. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English and French Studies. A freelance writer, poet, and essayist, her work has been featured on National Review Online, The American Conservative, and the websites of the National Association of Scholars and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni.
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What ought to take primacy when carrying out research and interpreting seminal books: the text itself, or the context? A known critic of historicism and contextualism, Leo Strauss published his seminal essay, ‘What is Political Philosophy?’ in...
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T.S. Eliot reminds us that the answers to our soul’s depravity are all around us, in our collective culture—the books we read, the places we inhabit, the music we listen to—but also that culture can only survive if we remember it and keep it alive... ...