The Political Thought of Edgar Allan Poe

By |2018-11-30T12:46:08-05:00November 29th, 2018|Categories: Democracy, Edgar Allan Poe|

Edgar Allan Poe vigorously denounced the Jeffersonian ideal of democracy. He had no sympathy with abstract political notions such as those which had produced liberal republican theory in America and elsewhere. Like Edmund Burke, Poe was highly suspicious of the “well-constructed Republic”… The opinion has been often stated that Edgar Allan Poe was bizarre [...]