The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu: Humanitarian Despotism and the Conditions of Modern Tyranny

The Dialogue in Hell between Machiavelli and Montesquieu: Humanitarian Despotism and the Conditions of Modern Tyranny

by Maurice Joly, John S. Waggoner
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0739103377

ISBN-13: 9780739103371

Pub. Date: 09/04/2002

Publisher: Lexington Books

The Dialogue in Hell between Montesquieu and Machiavelli is the source of the world's most infamous literary forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. John Waggoner's superb translation of and commentary on Joly's Dialogue—the first faithful translation in English—seeks not only to update the sordid legacy of the Protocols but to redeem Joly's

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The Dialogue in Hell between Montesquieu and Machiavelli is the source of the world's most infamous literary forgery, The Protocols of the Elders of Zion. John Waggoner's superb translation of and commentary on Joly's Dialogue—the first faithful translation in English—seeks not only to update the sordid legacy of the Protocols but to redeem Joly's original work for serious study in its own right, rather than through the lens of antisemitism. Waggoner's work vindicates a man who was neither an antisemite nor a supporter of the kind of tyrannical politics the Protocols subsequently served and presents Maurice Joly, once much maligned and too long ignored, as one of the nineteenth century's foremost political thinkers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103371
Publisher:
Lexington Books
Publication date:
09/04/2002
Series:
Applications of Political Theory Series
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

Part 1 Translation Part 2 Text of the Dialogue Chapter 3 Part One Chapter 4 Part Two Chapter 5 Part Three Chapter 6 Part Four Part 7 Commentary Part 8 The Machiavelli-Montesquieu Debate Chapter 9 The Essential Differences Between Machiavelli and Montesquieu Chapter 10 An Elaboration of the Respective Political Teachings Part 11 The New Machiavellian Founding Chapter 12 The Political Revolution I Chapter 13 The Political Revolution II Chapter 14 The Economic Revolution Chapter 15 The Moral Revolution Part 16 The Saint-Simonian Elements in the New Modes and Orders Chapter 17 The Saint-Simonian Historical Element Chapter 18 The Saint-Simonian Religious Element Part 19 The Drama of theDialogue Chapter 20 The Portrait of Machiavelli Part 21 TheDialogue and History Chapter 22 Solving the Enigma of Louis Napoleon Chapter 23 The Protocols of the Elders of Zion Part 24 Appendix: Macaulay's Machiavelli

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