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Anniversaries of Note in 2013: Books

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BOOKS

The following books and authors should be remembered in 2013 for having reached a significant milestone. [More on the terminology used.]

Anniversaries of the publication of important book (details below) [More about finding Books on the OLL]:

  • the semicentennial (50th) of the publication of Kenneth Minogue, The Liberal Mind (1963)
  • the sexcentennial (600th) of the publication of Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513, 1532)

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1. The semicentennial (50th) of the publication of Kenneth Minogue, The Liberal Mind (1963)

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Kenneth Minogue offers a brilliant and provocative exploration of liberalism in the Western world today: its roots and its influences, its present state, and its prospects in the new century. The Liberal Mind limns the taxonomy of a way of thinking that constitutes the very consciousness of most people in most Western countries. While few - especially in America - embrace the description of liberal, still, Minogue argues, most Americans and most Europeans behave as liberals. At least they are the heirs of what Minogue describes as “the triumph of an enlarged, flexible, and pragmatic version of liberalism.” By examining the larger implications of the concept of liberalism, Minogue offers fresh perspective on the political currents that continue to shape governments and policy in the Western world. 
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2. The sexcentennial (600th) of the publication of Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (1513, 1532)

Machiavelli_300 Volume 2 of a 4 volume set of Machiavelli’s writings which contains a lengthy introduction on the life of Machiavelli, the History of Florence, The Prince, Discourses on Livy, and his letters and papers from his time as a diplomat. This volume contains his famous and notorious advice to The Prince that ruthlessness in seeking and maintaining political power is essential to any would-be Prince. 
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