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Introduction

Mark Garnett

Mark Garnett is Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Lancaster, UK. He is the author of The British Coalition Government, 2010–2015 (2016), Exploring British Politics, 4th Edition (2016) and Conservatism and Ideology (2015). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...In a vivid phrase, the editors of another volume in this series have observed that ‘To write about a tradition of political thought as rich as liberalism is something like trying to carry water in a leaky bucket...

Epilogue: Difficult History

Steven G. Smith

Steven G. Smith is Jennie Carlisle Golding Professor of Philosophy at Millsaps College, USA and the author of The Concept of the Spiritual (1988), Gender Thinking (1992), Worth Doing (2004), and Appeal and Attitude (2005). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Full History : On the Meaningfulness of Shared Action

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Today there is a popular cable television channel that is known for constantly running shows on World War II. This programming bias does not seem incongruous to me. I found the war an absorbing topic throughout my growing up in the 1950s...

Conclusion. Memorializing Recent “Pasts” in Eastern Europe: Comparative Perspectives

Occupation and Communism in Eastern European Museums : Re-Visualizing the Recent Past

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...This volume offers fresh perspectives on museum representations of the recent past in contemporary Eastern Europe, against the background of European-wide debates on history, memory, and politics. Our endeavor differs from existing...
...In a firm voice and ringing pronunciation I finally declaimed the following. Each person is born into this world the equal of any other. We all have similar limbs, we all have reason and will. Man...

Sun Yat-sen: People’s Democracy and Chinese Democracy

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...[T]he aims of the Chinese Revolution are different from the aims in foreign revolutions, and the methods we use must also be different. Why, indeed, is China having a revolution? To put the answer directly, the aims of our revolutions...

Russian Economic History in Global Perspective

The Practice of Global History : European Perspectives

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Russian economic history is constantly used to confirm our models and preconceptions instead of asking questions. This is often done by evoking the presumed ‘specificity’ of Russia (as a whole). The ‘Mongol yoke’, absolutism and serfdom...

Michael Oakeshott ‘On Being Conservative’

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The self-government of men of passionate belief and enterprise is apt to break down when it is most needed. It often suffices to resolve minor collisions of interest, but beyond these it is not to be relied upon. A more precise and a less...

Alexander Hamilton

Conservative Moments : Reading Conservative Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are some who would be inclined to regard the servile pliancy of the Executive to a prevailing current, either in the community or in the legislature, as its best recommendation. But such men entertain very crude notions, as well...

The Puzzle of Political Leadership in Tocqueville’s Democracy in America

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The universality of citizens names the legislature of each state, and the federal constitution, transforming each of these legislatures in their turn into an electoral body, draws the members of the Senate from them. Therefore the senators...

Baruch Spinoza: Radical Republican

Democratic Moments : Reading Democratic Texts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Human society can thus be formed without any alienation of natural right, and the contract can be preserved in its entirety with complete fidelity, only if every person transfers all the power they possess to society, and society alone...