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By Henry Bolingbroke,David Armitage

Henry St John, Viscount Bolingbroke, used to be essentially the most artistic political thinkers in eighteenth-century Britain. during this quantity, modernised and completely annotated texts of his most vital political works, the Dissertation upon events, the letter, 'On the Spirit of Patriotism', and the assumption of the Patriot King, are introduced jointly for the 1st time. Bolingbroke was once the 1st significant philosopher to stand the long term financial and political effects of the fantastic Revolution, quite the production of the 1st smooth method of occasion politics. In those works he tried to forge an ideology of competition to assault the Whig oligarchy of Sir Robert Walpole. His analyses of constitutional govt and the get together approach are nonetheless appropriate to the dilemmas of recent democratic politics, as are his concepts for a patriotic dedication to the typical stable and the need of a non-partisan executive.

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