by Alan Ryan
Editor: Penguin Books Ltd
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Magistral, a volume of the history of political thought from Herodotus to the present day, Athens from Antiquity to Modern Democracy – by the author and Professor Alan Ryan, This is a book on the answers that historians, philosophers, theologians, practicing politicians and revolutionaries have given to a single question: how better human beings govern themselvesAlmost every modern government claims to be democratic; but democracy is really the best way to organize our political lifeCan we manage our own affairsShould we even tryIn the West, do we really live in democraciesIn this extraordinary book Alan Ryan engages with the great thinkers of the past to show us how brilliantly their ideas speak to us today, in an uncertain worldALAN RYAN was born in London in 1940 and taught for many years at Oxford, where he was a Scholar at the New University and Reader in Political LifeHe was Professor of Political Science at Princeton from 1988 to 1996, when he returned to Oxford to become Guardian of the New University and Professor of Political Theory until his retirement in 2009.His previous books include The Philosophy of John Stuart Mill, Bertrand Russell: A Politics of Life and John Dewey and the Wave of American LiberalismHe is a Fellow of the British AcademyPolicy Reviews: “The Engagement and Smart Survey of Great Political ThinkersBy Ryan[they] directly address the current” Mark Mazower, Prospect ” Ryan’s book is a magnificent work of art, clear (although the ideas he explores are obscure) and engaging (even in the original theory, is daunting)someone interested in political theory, the benefit of reading or diving into Ryan’s On Politics, whether this is their first contact with the canon of political theory, or if they have been “Gear Cutting and Locking” for decadesIt’s a remarkable experience’ Jeremy Wal
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