Montesquieu & the Two Historical Foundations of Tolerance

By |2020-01-14T11:43:32-06:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Books, Conservatism, Culture, Philosophy|

Westerners today ought to meditate upon Montesquieu’s admirable reflections whenever they decide to launch a war of humanitarian intervention. These reflections especially call into question the institutionalization and systematization at work in contemporary demands for international justice... In The Spirit of the Laws (1748), Montesquieu effected a revolution, one that called into question the character of Christian [...]