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This book is a comprehensive collection of historic political thought. From the political philosophies of classical and renaissance thinkers to the speeches of American Presidents, it introduces the American Founders' theories of democracy by connecting and analyzing the words of their philosophical forerunners and Presidential successors.

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Justin P. DePlato is assistant professor of political science at Robert Morris University.

Kyle Hodge is a graduate student of philosophy at the University of Florida.

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It would be hard to fault the selections of Grotius, Hobbes, Locke, Montequieu, and Rosseau. The editors' comments and linkages to the historical context are well done.... The American Project section is sound and the primary source selections judiciously chosen.... In sum, DePlato and Hodge offer a sourcebook that instructors may adapt to a variety of intellectual perspectives... [T]hey provide ample opportunity for instructors and students to engage in a dialogue over the intellectual influences on the American Founding and its application by subsequent statesmen. (Journal Of Interdisciplinary Studies)

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