On Politics: A History of Political Thought from Herodotus to the Present


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A magisterial, one-volume history of political thought from Herodotus to the present, Ancient Athens to modern democracy - from author and professor Alan Ryan. This is a book about the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practising politicians and would-be revolutionaries have given to one question: how should human beings best govern themselves? That question raises innumerable others: can we manage our own affairs at all? Should we even try? Many people in the past have thought that only some individuals ...

On Politics: A History of Political Thought: From Herodotus to the Present 2012, Liveright Publishing Corporation, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780871404657