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'The tyranny of the majority' - a brilliant phrase coined by the author of 'Democracy In America' and a brilliant chink in the armour of Rousseau's societal vision. Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by Mr. M. P. Turner
Rousseau's ideas are well known. The introduction to this edition by the late Professor Maurice Cranston is very good. Read morePublished on Nov. 30 2002
This highly quotable book has a lot of fundamental democratic principles - though many seem borrowed. This text, at least in translation, is hardly lively or personal. Read morePublished on Nov. 16 2002 by Yan Timanovsky
Rousseau's treatise on the nature of people and their government has left a lasting imprint on political discourse. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2001 by Chad M. Brick
Let's be brief: The Social Contract is, I strongly believe, an objective and deep description of what Rousseau sees as human systems, i.e. Read morePublished on June 28 2001 by Yann Truong
200 years can't make a bad idea good. (Heck, Christianity has proved that 1700 years can't make a bad idea good) Rousseau bogs himself down in the same contradiction that has... Read morePublished on Aug. 7 2000 by "quantanephilim"