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Despotism is all around us: the warnings of Montesquieu

9 mins | Jan 28, 2018
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There’s a despot hiding around every corner, and a potential despot in each of our hearts. Vickie B Sullivan, writing in Aeon magazine, reveals how in the 18th Century the French philosopher Montesquieu warned against the complacency of liberal society.
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