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Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen

Civic War & the Corruption of the Citizen

Peter Alexander Meyers

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226522081
eISBN:
9780226522104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226522104.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book leads us through the social processes by which shock incites terror, terror invites war, war invokes emergency, and emergency supports unchecked power. It then reveals how the domestic ... More

The Cloaking of PowerMontesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

The Cloaking of Power: Montesquieu, Blackstone, and the Rise of Judicial Activism

Paul O. Carrese

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226094823
eISBN:
9780226094830
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226094830.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book provides a provocative and original analysis of the intellectual sources of today's powerful judiciary, arguing that Montesquieu, in his Spirit of the Laws, first articulated a new ... More

A Democratic Theory of Judgment

A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Linda M. G. Zerilli

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For contemporary democratic theory, political judgment is conceptualized wholly in terms of the adjudication of equally rational yet incommensurable value conflicts in the absence of a shared ... More

Ethics and the OratorThe Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Ethics and the Orator: The Ciceronian Tradition of Political Morality

Gary A. Remer

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226439167
eISBN:
9780226439334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226439334.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

For thousands of years, critics have attacked rhetoric and the actual practice of politics as unprincipled, insincere, and manipulative. In Ethics and the Orator, the Ciceronian rhetorical tradition ... More

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Leo Strauss was one of the preeminent political philosophers of the twentieth century. Although most of his work took the form of investigations in the history of political philosophy, his intentions ... More

Making Patriots

Making Patriots

Walter Berns

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226044378
eISBN:
9780226044514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226044514.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Although Samuel Johnson once remarked that “patriotism is the last refuge of scoundrels,” over the course of the history of the United States we have seen our share of heroes: patriots who have ... More

Man Is by Nature a Political AnimalEvolution, Biology, and Politics

Man Is by Nature a Political Animal: Evolution, Biology, and Politics

Peter K. Hatemi and Rose McDermott (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226319094
eISBN:
9780226319117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226319117.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book brings together a diverse group of contributors to examine the ways in which evolutionary theory and biological research are increasingly informing analyses of political behavior. Focusing ... More

"Na"ive Readings"Reveilles Political and Philosophic

"Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Ralph Lerner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We love our opinions and resist efforts by others to have us reconsider, let alone change, what we are pleased to treat as settled truths. Both philosophers and far-sighted political actors have long ... More

Naming Evil Judging Evil

Naming Evil Judging Evil

Ruth W. Grant (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226306735
eISBN:
9780226306742
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226306742.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Is it more dangerous to call something evil or not to? This fundamental question deeply divides those who fear that the term oversimplifies grave problems and those who worry that, to effectively ... More

Playing the FoolSubversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Ralph Lerner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The role of the fool is to provoke the powerful to question their convictions, preferably while avoiding a beating. Fools accomplish this not by hectoring their audience, but by broaching sensitive ... More

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