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The ennobling of democracy

Thomas L. Pangle

The ennobling of democracy

the challenge of the postmodern era

by Thomas L. Pangle

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Published by Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Democracy,
  • Civics,
  • Postmodernism,
  • Political science -- Philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [219]-223) and index.

    StatementThomas L. Pangle.
    SeriesThe Johns Hopkins series in constitutional thought
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsJC423 .P249 1991
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 227 p. ;
    Number of Pages227
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL1541930M
    ISBN 10080184262X
    LC Control Number91020720

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