A Student’s Guide to Political Philosophy

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A little book packed with wisdom desperately needed in this confused and contentious political climate

Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America’s leading political theorists, directs our gaze past scandals and attack ads and polls to the great thinkers and classic books that should shape our understanding of the proper ends of politics. An education in one sitting.

“These slim volumes come close to constituting mini–great books in themselves.” —Wall Street Journal

“Pocket mentors.” —Chronicle of Higher Education 

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Behind the daily headlines on presidential races and local elections is the theory of the polity—or what the end of our politics should be. Harvard’s Harvey C. Mansfield, one of America’s leading political theorists, explains why our quest for the good life must address the type of government we seek to uphold. He directs our gaze to the thinkers and philosophies and classic works that have proved most influential throughout the ages.

This little book is packed with wisdom desperately needed in this confused and contentious political climate. It is an education in one sitting.

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“These slim volumes come close to constituting mini–great books in themselves.” —Wall Street Journal

“Pocket mentors.” —Chronicle of Higher Education 

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