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Prime movers : from Pericles to Gandhi : twelve great political thinkers and what's wrong with each of them

Mount, Ferdinand, 1939-2018
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In this fascinating, and provocative book, Ferdinand Mount examines the proposals for a political theory from a number of widely different historical figures. From 12 key people - the great orator and statesman of Ancient Greece (Pericles) to the inspiration of the founding of the state of Pakistan (Muhammad Iqbal) - we take a colourful and rip-roaring journey through the historical figures who have both inspired and provoked Mount in equal measure. The lives of men such as Jesus Christ, Rousseau, Adam Smith, Edmund Burke, and Thomas Jefferson are discussed and comparisons are drawn between the various approaches each figure promoted in their works - whether philosophical, or political theories. Lots of colour, humour and passion governed all these people's careers and Mount brings them to life like no one else can.
Author:
Imprint:
London : Simon & Schuster, 2018.
Collation:
438 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9781471156007 (hbk)
Dewey class:
320.01
LC class:
JA71
Local class:
320.01
Language:
English
BRN:
2163004
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