Inventing Leadership: The Challenge of Democracy

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2007 - Political Science - 404 pages
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Tom Wren s book is a masterpiece of intellectual history. It explores the philosophical and historical foundations of democracy in a compelling way. Wren is a sparkling and graceful writer. He makes a potentially dry subject come alive with wit and insigh
 

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On page 133, you state that the word "leadership" first appeared in Noah Webster's original American-English dictionary, in 1818. Two errors need to be corrected. For one, Webster's first dictionary was published in 1828, not 1818. And secondly, the word "leadership" is not in it (I have a facsimile first edition). 

Contents

1 The classical ideal of the leader
13
2 The classical ideal in republics
46
3 A new conception of the people
95
4 A new social relation
131
5 The challenge of democracy
147
6 James Madison and the classical ideal
171
7 Tocqueville and the challenges of democracy
203
8 Inventing liberalism
237
9 Inventing communitarianism
296
10 A new fi ction of leadership
335
Index
393
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