The new edition of a 1983 work which traces the ideas and events of republicanism from ancient Hebrew texts to modern American society. Along the way he visits such historical figures as Brutus, William Tell, Machiavelli, John Milton, and Maximilien Robespierre. Everdell (humanities, Saint Ann's School, Brooklyn) finally examines the political careers of five U.S. senators and concludes that republicanism (as a check on autocratic power) is alive and well in the United States. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Ambitious in conception and presented in a clear and sprightly prose...The best statement of the republican faith since Alphonse Aulard's essays almost a century ago.