This Fresh Examination Of The Works Of Montesquieu Seeks To Understand The Shortcomings Of The Modern Democratic State In Light Of This Great Political Thinker S Insightful Critique Of Commercial Republicanism.The Western Democracies Muted Response To Victory In The Cold War Signaled The Presence Of A Pervasive Discontent, A Sense That Despite This Victory Liberal Democracy Itself Was Deeply Flawed Paul A Rahe Argues That To Understand This Phenomenon We Must Re Examine Starting With Montesquieu The Nature Of Liberal Democracy, Its Character, And Its Propensities In A Brilliant Exposition Of The Works Of Montesquieu Rahe Identifies The Profound Sense Of Uneasiness Fostered By The Modern Republic As A Source Of Weakness And As The Principal Cause Of The Present Discontents.
Paul A Rahe is the Charles O Lee and Louise K Lee Chair in Western Heritage and professor of history at Hillsdale College His previous books include the seminal three volume work Republics Ancient and Modern Rahe lives in Hillsdale, MI.
- 400 pages
- Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion, Commerce, Climate, Terrain, Technology, Uneasiness of Mind, the Spirit of Political Vigilance, and the Foundations of the Modern Republic
- Paul Anthony Rahe
- 26 May 2018 Paul Anthony Rahe