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Department
Political Science
Course
POL101Y1
Professor
Jeffrey Kopstein
Semester
Fall

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thSeptember 19 2011 POL101 Lecture Constant and the Rise of Liberalism Benjamin Constant 17671830 o Swiss born French intellectual and politician o Fervent liberal o Context French revolution and its aftermath o How should free people govern themselveshe was the first to ask this question at this timehow does this compare to the way we live today Answering these questions defines politics for the next centuries to comeo Freedom from or freedom to Model Rejected o Liberty of the ancients Participatoryparticipate in ruling and being ruled Direct no one representing you Public not private libertyFreedom of the communityself government Greece is free is Greeks govern Greeks Freedom is collective not individual Dependant upon a class of people who didnt engage in commerce or even work slaves Bi
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