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Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders Don Herzog

Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders

Don Herzog

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ISBN : 9780691048314
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559 pages
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Conservatism was born as an anguished attack on democracy. So argues Don Herzog in this arrestingly detailed exploration of Englands responses to the French Revolution. Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders ushers the reader into the politicallyMoreConservatism was born as an anguished attack on democracy. So argues Don Herzog in this arrestingly detailed exploration of Englands responses to the French Revolution. Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders ushers the reader into the politically lurid world of Regency England. How were Englands humble subjects transformed into proud citizens? And just how successful was the transformation? At once history and political theory, absorbing and disquieting, Poisoning the Minds of the Lower Orders challenges our own commitments to and anxieties about democracy.