English 1B:  Taking a Stand

English 1B:  Taking a Stand

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Author       Grant, Ruth Weissbourd, 1951-
Title           Hypocrisy And Integrity : Machiavelli, Rousseau, And The Ethics Of Politics
Publisher Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1997.

  Rivera  JA79 .G683 1997          DUE 05-11-07

Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Contributions in political science.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Contributions in political science.
Political ethics.


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