Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 27: The Nature of the Law and related Legal Writings edited by Robert Anthony Pascal, James Lee Babin &John William Corrington (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 1991) (From the essay, 'Two Recent Contributions to the Science of Law': "Lawyers are a noble and arrogant race. Filled with understandable pride by the practical importance of their profession, they all too frequently believe that if they master the law dogmatically, they are sufficiently equipped to deal with it scientifically--which they are not." Id. at 87, 93-94.).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 28: What is History? and Other Unpublished Writings edited with an introduction by Thomas A. Hollweck and Paul Caringella (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 1990).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 29: Selected Correspondence 1924-1949 translated from the German by William Petropulos, edited with an introduction by Jurgen Gebhardt (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 2009).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 30: Selected Correspondence 1950-1984 translated from the German by Sandy Adler, Thomas A. Hollweck, and William Petropulos, edited with an introduction by William Petropulos (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 2007) (From at letter to Robert Heilman, dated February 25, 1952: "Locally we are making an experiment that you would enjoy. The Dean [Cecil G. Taylor] has organized, with the assistance of two younger men, a Colloquium on Humanities. Every two weeks a group of fifteen students meets with two faculty members and the organizers of the show to discuss some great books, as for instance Machiavelli, Locke, Mill, Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, St. Augustine, etc. It is a small scale imitation of greater experiments that you know so well. On our smaller scale, however, there comes more clearly into view the essence of the situation: The A&S College does not give the liberal education which it is supposed to give, for the good reason that the faculty is not too liberally educated itself. Hence, [the] next step, a special enterprise is made to supply this education at least in homeopathic form. And this diluted dose is to be administered by the same faculty which cannot administer it in the ordinary course of their activity. This situation became painfully obvious when the choice of personnel had to be made. The Dean agrees now, in private, that the best result of the enterprise will be that at least some of the faculty members will be compelled to read the books which they are supposed to discuss with students. Under this aspect, perhaps, the effort is not entirely wasted." Id. at 104-105.).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 31: Hitler and the Germans translated, edited, and with an introduction by Detlev Clemens and Brendan Purcell (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 1999) ("Or the professors--I will not here, for heaven's sake, defend the professors. When in the early 1930s, after Hitler had come into power, a whole series of professors, not only Jews, were relieved of their posts, none of the others, who were not removed, ever refused to occupy with pleasure one of the posts vacated through this dismissal. Since I was myself dismissed in 1938, I have always a particularly keen eye for people who became tenured professors after 1933. So, there is this kind of aiding and abetting and says: 'No, I won't do that. Whoever is dismissed, I won't take that place.' That does not happen." Id. at 235. "Thus, this kind of cooperation is participation in crime, which falls under the notion of accessory. The system cannot maintain itself if people in individual situations do not cooperate but offer resistance on moral grounds. Where that does not happen, we have precisely the condition of moral degeneration." Id. at 236.) .
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 32: The Theory of Governance and Other Miscellaneous Papers 1921-1938 translated from the German by Sue Bollans, Jodi Cockerill, M. J. Hanak, Ingrid Heldt, Elisabeth Von Lochner, and William Petropulos, edited with an introduction by William Petropulos and Gilbert Weiss (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 2003).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 33: The Drama of Humanity and Other Miscellaneous Papers 1939-1985 edited with an introduction by William Petropulos and Gilbert Weiss (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 2004) ("My second question is prompted by the problem of pluralism. Today, pluralism has two meanings that have to be distinguished. The one leads to the Aristotelian problem of stasis: In light of individual interests and the understanding of the common good, various opinions exist as to how public business should be conducted. The other meaning, which is preferred by American intellectuals, is that of the freedom of all kinds of opinions, including that of ideologies. There is of course a limit to this second kind of pluralism: The fundamental rights and freedoms are not a suicide pact! There is no license for being so pluralistic that the divisive issues destroy the consensus." Id. at 171-172. "We just have to put up with the fact that there are people who are not sufficiently literate to handle the problems with which we have to deal. I have always had to explain to the students at the beginning of my seminars all my life: There is no such thing as a right to be stupid; there is no such thing as a right to be illiterate; there is no such thing as a right to be incompetent. It is usually taken for granted you have a right to be all these things and will still be regarded as a wonderful person." Id. at 419.).
Voegelin, Eric, The Collected Works of Eric Voegelin, Volume 34: Autobiographical Reflections, Revised Edition with a Voegelin Glossary and Cumulative Index edited with an introduction by Ellis Sandoz (Columbia & London: U. of Missouri Press, 2006).