'It admirably fulfils the series' stated intention to give a fresh account of the subject, while placing it in its historical context and offering the author's own distinctive contribution ... it is crisply written and clearly argued ... Honohan mounts a powerful critique of the idea that cultural nationalism is the necessary basis for political community ... excellent book.' - Paul Gillespie, The Irish Times
'The excellent series edited by Jack Zipes, which offers sophisticated critical studies that challenge the canon and canonized readings of literature for children' - Choice
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A Truly Amazing BookJan. 30 2013
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Freedom today widely (at least in the United States) has been mistaken for a radical, Ayn-Randian individualism; equality is widely disparaged or ignored. This truly amazing book looks at republicanism, tracing its historical evolution to the present. Isuelt Honohan correctly addresses the ideas of common good, public virtues, participation, and inclusion largely absent from the vocabulary of modern Republicanism.