Taming the Prince: The Ambivalence of Modern Executive Power

Harvey Mansfield

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Taming the Prince: The Ambivalence of Modern Executive Power

Taming the Prince The Ambivalence of Modern Executive Power In a masterful survey of Western political thought ranging from Aristotle to The Federalist Papers Harvey Mansfield shows for the first time how the doctrine of executive power arose and how it has d

  • Title: Taming the Prince: The Ambivalence of Modern Executive Power
  • Author: Harvey Mansfield
  • ISBN: 9780801845895
  • Page: 461
  • Format: Paperback
  • In a masterful survey of Western political thought ranging from Aristotle to The Federalist Papers, Harvey Mansfield shows for the first time how the doctrine of executive power arose and how it has developed to the present day Although there were various proto executives, from Roman dictators to Christian kings, the modern executive first appears with Machiavelli s TheIn a masterful survey of Western political thought ranging from Aristotle to The Federalist Papers, Harvey Mansfield shows for the first time how the doctrine of executive power arose and how it has developed to the present day Although there were various proto executives, from Roman dictators to Christian kings, the modern executive first appears with Machiavelli s The Prince Yet Machiavelli s strong even cruel leader undermines republican theory Subsequent philosophers, Mansfield argues, seized upon the Prince and transformed him by deft manipulations into the American president Liberalized by Locke, constitutionalized by Montesquieu, Machiavelli s bloodthirsty executive was finally tamed by channeling his antinomian energies into a uniquely flexible constitutional framework.

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