On Civil Liberty and Self-government
Lawbook Exchange, Limited, 2001 - 629 páginas
Widely read and used as a political science textbook, this is the best known of Lieber's work. He was a prominent political philosopher who helped lay the foundation for the study of political science in the United States. Renowned for his theory of civil liberty presented here, which combined an appreciation for the English concept of decentralized political institutions with the German idea of an overall national purpose, he bridged the intellectual gap between Europe and America. Enlarged edition in one volume, having first been published in two volumes in 1853. xiv, 629 pp.
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The English practised it earliest and established it most clearly ; and the French
have again given it up , for a time at least , ever since the revolution of 1848 , nor
has it ever been properly carried out by them , their principle of centralization ...
I have never been able to find an explanation of the watchword , Democratic and
Social Republic , given by those who use it , but it seems to bear no other
interpretation than this : Democratic republic signifies that republic which is
I have given my reason why I have called the English polity thus , and I may be
permitted to add that in doing so I meant to use no rhetorical expression , but
philosophically to designate an idea , the truth of which has been ever since ...
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