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Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau, and the Ethics of Politics
by Ruth W. Grant
University of Chicago Press, 1997
Paper: 978-0-226-30584-4 | eISBN: 978-0-226-30592-9 | Cloth: 978-0-226-30582-0
Library of Congress Classification JA79.G683 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 172

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Questioning the usual judgements of political ethics, Ruth W. Grant argues that hypocrisy can actually be constructive while strictly principled behavior can be destructive. Hypocrisy and Integrity offers a new conceptual framework that clarifies the differences between idealism and fanaticism while it uncovers the moral limits of compromise.

"Exciting and provocative. . . . Grant's work is to be highly recommended, offering a fresh reading of Rousseau and Machiavelli as well as presenting a penetrating analysis of hypocrisy and integrity."—Ronald J. Terchek, American Political Science Review

"A great refreshment. . . . With liberalism's best interests at heart, Grant seeks to make available a better understanding of the limits of reason in politics."—Peter Berkowitz, New Republic

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