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Montesquieu and the American Constitution, Apr. 22

Date: Monday - April 22, 2013
Time: 4:00 PM
Location: RVAC 105

Montesquieu and the American Constitution

Lecture by Paul Rahe

Monday, April 22, at 4 p.m.

Vance 105

Professor Rahe holds the Charles O. Lee and Louise K. Lee Chair in Western Heritage at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. He received his B.A. degree from Yale University in 1971, where he majored in history; a B.A. in classics from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar, in 1974; and his Ph.D. in history from Yale University in 1977. He is the author of Republics Ancient and Modern: Classical Republicanism and the American Revolution (1992); Against Throne and Altar: Machiavelli and Political Theory under the English Republic (2008); Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty (2009); and Soft Despotism, Democracy's Drift: Montesquieu, Rousseau, Tocqueville, and the Modern Prospect (2009). He is co-editor of Montesquieu's Science of Politics: Essays on the Spirit of Laws (2001), and Machiavelli's Liberal Republican Legacy (2006).

Professor Rahe's lecture is sponsored by the Koch Foundation, the National Association of Scholars, and the Public Policy Club at CCSU.

 

 

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