Remember when you had to take U.S. Government as a senior to graduate high school. They should probably use this book as the beginning textbook for the class. This is no light read. The author begins the book as a biography of Locke; how his upbringing influenced his views, many letters showing his views on God, government, etc. Mrs. Swanson proves that he is not the Deist that modern scholars present him as, but a man who had a deep faith in God, a faith that influenced how he believed government should work.
After this bibliographical ground work is laid the author then shows how his ideas and writings went on to influence nations sixty to seventy years after his death. We are given an extremely in depth look at how his ideas went on to shape the British and American governments and how they were rejected and twisted by the French. The abundance of notes let you investigate the facts on your own. This is a good, very informational book, one you are going to want to keep and reread throughout the years.For more information about this book--click here--or on the title above!
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