How the Founders Read Montesquieu

Joshua Bandoch, Research Fellow with the Competitive Enterprise Institute, gives us the Montesquieu book we need to navigate this debate about the degree to which American government institutions and constitutional principles are universal. Indeed, Bandoch wants to know whether it even is possible “to develop a universalistic account of the right political order.” On its own, this is not a groundbreaking book. Yet it significantly furthers our definition of just what “American exceptionalism” might or can or ought to be.

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