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Machiavelli's Virtue by Harvey C. Mansfield
Book DescriptionUniting thirty years of authoritative scholarship by a master of textual detail, "Machiavelli's Virtue" is a comprehensive statement on the founder of modern politics. Harvey Mansfield reveals the role of sects in Machiavelli's politics, his advice on how to rule indirectly, and the ultimately partisan character of his project, and shows him to be the founder of such modern and diverse institutions such as the impersonal state and the energetic executive. Accessible and elegant, this groundbreaking interpretation explains the puzzles and reveals the ambition of Machiavelli's thought."The book brings together essays that have mapped [Mansfield's] paths of reflection over the past thirty years. . . . The ground, one would think, is ancient and familiar, but Mansfield manages to draw out some understandings, or recognitions, jarringly new".--Hadley Arkes, "New Criterion" "Mansfield's book more than rewards the close reading it demands".--Colin Walters, "Washington Times" "[A] masterly new book on the Renaissance courtier, statesman and political philosopher. . . . Mansfield seeks to rescue Machiavelli from liberalism's anodyne rehabilitation".--Roger Kimball, "The Wall Street Journal"
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780226503691
(227mm x 148mm x 21mm)
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 21-Apr-1998
Country of Publication: United States
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Examines the pamphlet war between Edmund Burke and the followers of Henry St John, First Viscount Bolingbroke during the mid-eighteenth century. In this book, the author points out that while parties have always existed, the party government that we know today is possible only because parties are now considered respectable.
Manliness, Paperback (July 2007)
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Democracy in America, Paperback (June 2002)» View all books by Harvey C. Mansfield
This translation is considered by many to be the definitive edition of de Tocqueville's classic work. Annotated, and with substantial references, placing the work and its author in the broader contexts of political philosophy, the volume also contains a comprehensive introduction.
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