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  • The Portable Enlightenment Readerby Various; Isaac Kramnick

    Penguin Group US 1995; US$ 18.00

    The Age of Enlightenment of the eighteenth century, also called the Age of Reason, was so named for an exultant intellectual movement that shook the foundations of Western civilization. In championing radical ideas such as individual liberty and an empirical appraisal of the universe through rational inquiry and natural experience, Enlightenment philosophers... more...

  • The Portable Edmund Burkeby Edmund Burke; Isaac Kramnick

    Penguin Group US 1999; US$ 20.00

    The intellectual wellspring of modern political conservatism, Edmund Burke is also considered a significant figure in aesthetic theory and cultural studies. As a member of the House of Commons during the late eighteenth century, Burke shook Parliament with his powerful defense of the American Revolution and the rights of persecuted Catholics in England... more...

  • The Federalist Papersby Alexander Hamilton; James Madison; John Jay; Isaac Kramnick

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; Not Available

    Written at a time when furious arguments were raging about the best way to govern America, The Federalist Papers had the immediate pratical aim of persuading New Yorkers to accept the newly drafted Constitution in 1787. In this they were supremely successful, but their influence also transcended contemporary debate to win them a lasting place in discussions... more...

  • Democracy in Americaby Alexis Tocqueville; Isaac Kramnick; Gerald Bevan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; Not Available

    In 1831 Tocqueville set out from post-revolutionary France on a journey across America that would take him 9 months and cover 7,000 miles. The result was DEMOCRACY IN AMERICA: a subtle and prescient analysis of the life and institutions of 19th-century America. Tocqueville's study of the strengths and weaknesses of an evolving democratic society has... more...

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