Review: Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect

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Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect
Soft Despotism, Democracy’s Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect by Paul Anthony Rahe
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Rahe is fantastically learned, and writes cogently and well. The material is dense, but well worth wading through. If you want to know the historical lineage of our drift into administrative despotism, this is the book.

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PerfectHold
5 years ago

We’re wondering — are you a conjoined-at-the-one-heads-quadruplets or something? How do you have time to read all this stuff?!