A clear analysis of how tyrants get power and maintain it, its simple assumption is that real power always lies in the hands of the people and that they can free themselves from a despot by an act of will unaccompanied by any gesture of violence. The astounding fact about this tract is that in it will be four hundred years old. One would seek hard to find any writing of current times that strips the sham from dictators more vigorously. Better than many modern political thinkers, its author not only reveals the contemptible nature of dictatorships, but he goes on to show, as is aptly stated by the exiled Borgese  "that all servitude is voluntary and the slave is more despicable than the tyrant is hateful. He came from the provincial nobility, his father being an assistant to the governor of Perigord.
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Sign in to use this feature. The original freedom of men would be indeed abandoned by society which, once corrupted by the habitwould have preferred the servitude of the courtier to the freedom of the free man, who refuses to be submissive and to obey. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Open Preview See a Problem? Rafaella Litvin rated it did not like it Nov 10, Baraa rated it did not like it Apr 25, Les Figures de la Coutume: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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There he pursued a distinguished career as judge and diplomatic negotiator until his untimely death in at the age of thirty-two. The most he would have allowed the Protestants was the right to worship in private, and he pointed out their own intolerance of Catholics. His policy for religious peace was one of conciliation and concord through reforms in the church that would eventually persuade the Protestants to reunite with Catholicism" . The essay asserts that tyrants have power because the people give it to them. Liberty has been abandoned once by society, which afterward stayed corrupted and prefers the slavery of the courtesan to the freedom of one who refuses to dominate as he refuses to obey.
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