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The Republic That Was
I went down yesterday to the Piraeus with Glaucon the son of Ariston, that I might offer up my prayers to the goddess; and also because I wanted to see in what manner they would celebrate theExpand
The American Liberal Tradition Reconsidered: The Contested Legacy of Louis Hartz
Once upon a time in America, Herbert Hoover accused Franklin D. Roosevelt of usurping the coveted label 'liberal'. Nowadays, Republicans have so successfully stigmatized the word that even DemocratsExpand
The Autocritique of Enlightenment: Rousseau and the Philosophes
This text provides an analysis of the life and works of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, an area often overlooked in accounts of 18th-century heritage. Mark Hulliung restores Rousseau to his historicalExpand
Montesquieu and the old regime
The Social Contract in America: From the Revolution to the Present Age
Because most Americans believe that government requires the consent of the governed, the idea of the social contract may come as close to a public philosophy as we've ever had. And, as Mark HulliungExpand
Patriarchalism and Its Early Enemies
ATRIARCHALISM WAS ONE OF THE LEADING political ideals of the ancien regime. Sooner or later, therefore, anyone dissatisfied with the old order was bound to confront the patriarchal doctrine. BodinExpand