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By James Thomas Snyder

ISBN-10: 0615825966

ISBN-13: 9780615825960

Hannah Arendt's used to be ist Politik?, written greater than a half-century in the past, requested a query so deceptively basic the founders of Western political philosophy by no means stricken to respond to it. but knowing politics for the sake of itself, like knowing the character of gravity for the sake of physics, wasn't very important for the 1st political thinkers. still they didn't think impeded through their lack of knowledge from writing legislation, designing governments, and prescribing principles in which sovereigns may still reign.

American Republic takes up the paintings of Arendt and different latter-day political thinkers to right this historical theoretical omission. during this brief publication and sequence of smelly essays, writer James Snyder writes approximately politics, the concept that of the political, and the person political event that allows you to extend our knowing of what politics particularly is. simply via this deeper theoretical wisdom of politics do we have a greater appreciation for democracy, political freedoms, and the ability of the person in a republican government.

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