Proposes a system of government that would uphold civic freedom and security by instilling the virtues of active citizenship, and that would also encourage citizens to put the needs of the state above selfish, personal interests. Ambitious in scope, but also pragmatic, this work creates a modern theory of republic politics.
What people are saying - Write a review
Review: The DiscoursesUser Review - Steven Heywood - Goodreads
Essential reading for anyone interested in civics and local government Read full review
Review: The DiscoursesUser Review - saizine - Goodreads
Read for a university course in conjunction with The Prince. An interesting contrast from the same author. The Penguin edition translation of Discourses on Livy is far superior to that of the Penguin Prince. Read full review