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Political Writings (Paperback): Samuel Johnson

Political Writings (Paperback)

Samuel Johnson; Edited by Donald Johnson Greene

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The eighteenth century produced a remarkable array of thinkers whose influence in the development of free societies and free institutions is incalculable. Among these thinkers were Mandeville, Hutcheson, Smith, Hume, and Burke. And their time is known as the Age of Johnson. "Samuel Johnson: Political Writings" contains twenty-four of Johnson's essays on the great social, economic, and political issues of his time. These include "Taxation No Tyranny"--in which Johnson defended the British Crown against the American revolutionaries--and "An Introduction to the Political State of Great Britain," "Thoughts on the Coronation of King George III," and "The Patriot," which is one of Johnson's principal writings during the American Revolution. In his introduction, Donald J. Greene writes, "it may help to understand [Johnson's] political thinking if we view it in the tradition of what might be called 'skeptical' (or 'radical' or 'empirical') conservatism, the essential feature of which is distrust of grandiose "a priori" theory and dogma as the basis for political action." The Liberty Fund edition is a paperback version of Volume 10 in The Yale Johnson.


Imprint: Liberty Fund
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2000
First published: April 2000
Authors: Samuel Johnson
Editors: Donald Johnson Greene
Dimensions: 140 x 220 x 35mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 526
ISBN-13: 978-0-86597-275-9
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
LSN: 0-86597-275-3
Barcode: 9780865972759

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