Tag Archives: political philosophy

Book Review: Shakespeare’s Politics

Shakespeare’s Politics, by Allan Bloom with Harry Jaffa One of the joys of quarantine reading is getting in touch with classics that one has read a long time ago but not had the chance to read in recent years, and … Continue reading

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Book Review: Equality And Liberty

Equality And Liberty:  Theory And Practice In American Politics, by Harry V. Jaffa During the process of writing his epic work on Abraham Lincoln and his importance to political philosophy, which was published late in life, Jaffa worked on a … Continue reading

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Book Review: How To Think About The American Revolution

How To Think About The American Revolution:  A Bicentennial Celebration, by Harry V. Jaffa For me, at least, the beauty of Harry Jaffa’s political philosophy consisted both in an appreciate of his technique as a subtle and profound reader of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Original Compromise

The Original Compromise:  What The Constitution’s Framers Were Really Thinking, by David Brian Robertson I can’t help but think in reading this particular book that the author’s thinking and research is not quite as original as he thinks it is.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Anarchy, State, And Utopia

Anarchy, State, And Utopia, by Robert Nozick In many ways this particular book is a fascinating look into the mind of someone who is consciously addressing various contemporary political theories relating to justice and the just state and seeking to … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Great Debate

The Great Debate:  Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and The Birth Of Right and Left, by Yuval Levin I have to admit that I found this book useful to read for more than one reason.  Not only am I interested in … Continue reading

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Book Review: 50 Politics Classics

50 Politics Classics:  The Greatest Books Distilled, by Tom Butler-Bowdon At first when I read this book and saw some of the books that were included, I was pretty irritated because they are not classics in the sense of being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Securing Democracy

Securing Democracy:  Why We Have An Electoral College, edited Gary L. Gregg II One of the more obvious and lamentable aspects of contemporary political science is reading from snobbish intellectuals about how backwards the Constitution was and how we need … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Open Society And Its Enemies: 2: Hegel And Marx

The Open Society And Its Enemies:  2:  Hegel And Marx, by Karl Popper It is a great shame that my local library system does not have the first volume of this collection stocked but only the second, but as someone … Continue reading

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The Fatal Difference Between Dialogue And Dialectic

When I examine the state of politics in the Anglo-Saxon world (which is rather dismal, it must be candidly admitted), I am reminded of the fatal lure of dialectic, by which the behavior of one particular side in a given … Continue reading

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