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Title:
The forum and the tower : how scholars and politicians have imagined the world, from Plato to Eleanor Roosevelt
Author:
Glendon, Mary Ann, 1938-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2011]

©2011
Physical Description:
xiii, 261 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Plato in the real city -- Marcus Tullius Cicero: politics in a dying republic -- Justinian, Tribonian, and Irnerius: how statesmen and scholars rescued Roman law (twice) -- Advising the prince: the enigma of Machiavelli -- The scholar vs. the statesman: Thomas Hobbes and Edward Coke -- John Locke: the don heard around the world -- Jean-Jacques Rousseau: political philosophy without politics -- Edmund Burke: man on a tightrope -- Tocqueville the politician -- Max Weber: scholarship and politics in the disenchanted world -- Oliver Wendell Holmes: the tradition-haunted iconoclast -- The first lady and the philosopher: Eleanor Roosevelt, Charles Malik, and the human rights project.
ISBN:
9780199782451
Format :
Book