The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude

Paperback, 100 pages

Published October 13th 1998 by Black Rose Books

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This classic work of the sixteenth century political philosopher, in reply to Machiavelli's The Prince, seeks to answer the question of why people submit to the tyranny of government, and as such, has exerted an important influence on the traditions of dissidence from Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson......more

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About the author(Étienne de La Boétie)

Étienne de La Boétie (ou

was a French judge, writer and "a founder of modern political philosophy in France". He is best remembered as the great and close friend of the eminent essayist Michel de Montaigne "in one of history's most notable friendships", as well as an earlier influence f......more

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