Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion,



15 thoughts on “Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty: War, Religion, Commerce, Climate, Terrain, Technology, Uneasiness of Mind, the Spirit of Political Vigilance, and the Foundations of the Modern Republic

  1. Brant Bishop Brant Bishop says:

    A thorough academic and therefore somewhat difficult study of Montesuieu's Spirit of the Laws which both reveals the connections of the book to the affairs of Monteseuieu's time and reflects on the less historically contingent relationship between government forms and the human soul As the long subtle suggests an understanding of government reuires a sensitive and subtle attention to a host of considerations war religion commerce climate terrain technology etc In the context of Monteseuieu's time attention to these subtle considerations allowed Monteseuieu to see how monarchy had declined and seemed inevitably poised to perish while commercial republics such as England at the time seemed poised to thrive But at the same time Monteseuieu's insight was clear enough to see that such commercial republics were not impervious to their own forms of decadence which would reach a crisis point where the legislative power became corrupt than the executive At that point the elimination of the intermediary powers that accompanied the decline and abolition of monarchy would subject the people to a thorough going despotism that we witnessed in some of the despotic totalitarian regimes of the 20th Century This understanding over set the stage for the analysis of Alexis de Tocueville who saw the possibility as well of a gentle sort of despotism of benign governments whose mode of consolidating power would be to keep the people in a docile sort of permanent adolescence and reliance on the state all of which is explored in Rahe's companion work Soft Desptism Democracy's Drift


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