Archive | June 25, 2012

Jean Jacques Rousseau, Intellectual Wrecker

June 28th is the 300th birthday of Jean Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher whose writings have cursed political life since the mid-1700s. The New Republic has a good essay on Rousseau’s bitter legacy here. I paid my respects to Rousseau in Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen […]

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