Andy Bibby

Liberty Without Rest: a Review of Montesquieu and the Logic of Liberty
By Andy Bibby on June 03, 2010

Paul Rahe's latest book is a thoughtful, entertaining, and meticulously researched interpretation of Montesquieu’s 1748 masterpiece, Spirit of Laws (L'esprit des lois). This is not only a first rate piece of scholarship that will be useful to teachers, scholars and students of Montesquieu. It is also an inspired re-telling of a great story: the discovery and exploration of the British constitution by a French baron, whose writings would help shape the future of two continents.


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Andy Bibby
Andy Bibby

Andrew is a PhD candidate in Political Theory at Michigan State University. 

Andrew earned a BA in Political Science and English Literature, at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. His dissertation, entitled "Commerce and Liberty in Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws," focuses on the interconnection of commerce, religion, and republican government in Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws.

Andrew will be joining the James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions at Princeton, as the Thomas W. Smith Senior Research Associate (2011-2012). He is currently writing on the political economy of Rousseau and Montesquieu.