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Probably the most compelling contributions to modern political philosophy to have emerged within the previous few years. an individual drawn to the 'multinational' challenge, or the burgeoning multiculturalism debate, will locate this of specific curiosity. Tully attempts neither to steer us to water, nor to compell us to drink. What he deals is a fresh and poignant aperture in which we'd examine a number of the extra burning problems with our day...

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70, June 21, 1791, p. 1. Mme Roland, letter of July 31, 1791, in Lettres de Madame Roland (Paris, 1902), vol. II, p. 354. The French, she went on, “sacrifice everything to trust, which is how liberty is lost. ” 29 counter-democracy of the time. The overseeing counter-power was expected to limit the dysfunctions of the representative system and reduce disappointments due to the difficulty of establishing trust. It was understood as a way to transform distrust into an active democratic virtue. “Patriotic legislators, do not speak ill of distrust,” Robespierre contended.

On other uses of this term, see Etienne Balibar, “Qu’est-ce que la philosophie politique? Notes pour un topique,” Actuel Marx 28 (2nd Semester 2000). 22 introduction the increase in the distance between civil society and institutions. In each instance we find a sort of counter-policy, which relies on monitoring, opposition, and limitation of government powers, the conquest of which is no longer the top priority of government opponents. Counter-policy manifests itself in two ways. The initial consequence of counter-political strategies and actions is to dissolve signs of a shared world.

See De l’esprit des lois (1758), book III, chaps. 5 and 6. 41 Just as honor took the place of virtue as the central social regulator in the eighteenth century, reputation tended to superimpose itself on election at the end of the twentieth century. The earliest analysts of media society anticipated this development. No one said it better than Junius, the great champion of political denunciation in eighteenth-century England. They who conceive that our newspapers are no restraint upon bad men, or impediment to the execution of bad measures, know nothing of this country … [O]ur ministers and few difficulties to contend with beyond the censure of the press, and the spirit of resistance which it excites among the people.

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