Tag Archives: political philosophy

The Books: “Crowds and Power” (Elias Canetti)

And here is my next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next in my political philosophy shelf: Next book on this shelf is called Crowds and Power by Elias Canetti. I first encountered Canetti when I read Robert Kaplan’s book … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Federalist Papers” (Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my Political section: The Federalist Papers, by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay. Written in a period of months from 1787 to 1788 – spearheaded by Alexander Hamilton (otherwise known … Continue reading

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The Books: “Reflections on the Revolution in France” (Edmund Burke)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my politics/philosophy section is: Reflections on the Revolution in France, by Edmund Burke. All I can really say is is that this book is essential reading. That’s all. After I … Continue reading

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The Books: “Two Treatises of Government” (John Locke)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my politics/philosophy section is: Two Treatises of Government, by John Locke. I came to John Locke obliquely. I figured I needed to read the works of the guy who had inspired … Continue reading

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The Books: “The Prince” (Niccolo Machiavelli)

Next in my Daily Book Excerpt: Next book in my politics/philosophy section section: The Prince, by Niccolo Machiavelli. We first had to read this in high school. I remember it as drudgery. I flat out didn’t get it. I read … Continue reading

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The Books: “Plato: Republic” (Plato)

Next book in my Daily Book Excerpt: Say goodbye to ‘cultural commentary’, say hello to ‘political thought through the ages’. Actually, it’s probably more like politics/philosophy … but who needs to get too rigid with this categorization stuff? First book … Continue reading

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