John von Heyking and Lee Trepanier

Written by John von Heyking and Lee Trepanier

John von Heyking is a Board Member and Book Editor of VoegelinView and Professor of Political Science at the University of Lethbridge; Lee Trepanier is a Board Member and Editor of VoegelinView as well as a Professor of Political Science at Saginaw Valley State University. They 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…