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Brechtel198 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 4:54 p.m. PST

'…Montesquieu was a much-cited intellectual on issues of government and politics in pre-revolutionary colonial British America, especially read by the American founders. In fact, he was particularly quoted by one of the thinkers and founders of the United States, this is James Madison of Virginia. However, in the post-revolutionary process, Montesquieu's works continued to exert a powerful influence. Montesquieu's philosophy was fundamental in establishing this new national government.'

'… Montesquieu developed and analyzed the three main forms of government: republic, monarchy, and despotism, arguing that there must be a separation and a balance between the different powers in order to guarantee individual rights and freedoms. The doctrine of Montesquieu tries to reveal that every type of government is specified and articulated thanks to a set of specific laws, these laws have to do with various aspects of human activity: education, administration of justice, luxury, marriage, and civil life, among other aspects. These laws are the basis of government.'


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