The Spirit of the Laws Book Group Discussion

The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program group met to discuss “Principles of Government,” an excerpt from Baron de Montesquieu’s most… read more

The Great Books Reading and Discussion Program group met to discuss “Principles of Government,” an excerpt from Baron de Montesquieu’s most influential book The Spirit of the Laws published anonymously in 1748. Montesquieu was a French Enlightenment thinker who is credited with first expressing the theory of the separation of powers, the foundation of the U.S. Constitution. Other discussion topics included natural law, monarchy, virtue, slavery, revolutions, and democracy. close

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The Spirit of the Laws Book Group Discussion

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Program ID:
190753-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Naperville, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jan 21, 2006 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 2006 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 21, 2006 | 3:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 22, 2006 | 3:00am EST | C-SPAN 2
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