John von Heyking and Lee Trepanier

Written by John von Heyking and Lee Trepanier

John von Heyking is the Book Editor of VoegelinView and Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge in Canada; Lee Trepanier is the editor-in-Chief of VoegelinView and a Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan. Both are are co-editors of Teaching in an Age of Ideology (Lexington Books, 2012).

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Michael Henry, in his contribution to this volume, reports on the experience of James Rhodes, whose life changed when, as an undergraduate at the University of Notre Dame, he walked into the classroom of Gerhart Niemeyer:
"Like Socrates [Niemeyer] exerted such a magnetic attraction on those of kindred spirit that many can still vividly recall the first encounter with him as…