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  1. Roger Boesche (2002). Moderate Machiavelli? Contrasting the Prince with the Arthashastra of Kautilya. Critical Horizons 3 (2):253-276.
    Max Weber was the first to see that the writings of Machiavelli, when contrasted with the brutal realism of other cultural and political traditions, were not so extreme as they appear to some critics. "Truly radical 'Machiavellianism,' in the popular sense of that word,"Weber said in his famous lecture "Politics as a Vocation," "is classically expressed in Indian literature in the Arthashastra of Kautilya (written long before the birth of Christ, ostensibly in the time of Chandragupta [Maurya]): compared to it, (...)
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    Roger Boesche (2005). Han Feizi's Legalism Versus Kautilya's Arthashastra. Asian Philosophy 15 (2):157 – 172.
    Writing only decades apart, Han Feizi (ca. 250 BCE) and Kautilya (ca. 300 BCE) were two great political thinkers who argued for strong leaders, king or emperor, to unify warring states and bring peace, who tried to show how a ruler controls his ministers as well as the populace, defended the need for spies and violence, and developed the key ideas needed to support the bureaucracies of the emerging and unified states of China and India respectively. Whereas both thinkers disliked (...)
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    Roger Boesche (1983). Why Could Tocqueville Predict so Well? Political Theory 11 (1):79-103.
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    Roger Boesche (1988). Why Did Tocqueville Fear Abundance? Or the Tension Between Commerce and Citizenship. History of European Ideas 9 (1):25-45.
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    Roger Boesche (1993). Aristotlesscience'of Tyranny. History of Political Thought 14 (1):1-25.
  6. Roger Boesche (1993). Tocqueville and Arendt on the Novelty of Modern Tyranny. In Peter Augustine Lawler & Joseph Alulis (eds.), Tocqueville's Defense of Human Liberty: Current Essays. Garland Pub. 157--75.
     
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  7. Roger Boesche (2002). The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra. Lexington Books.
    The First Great Political Realist is a succinct and penetrating analysis of one of the ancient world's foremost political realists, Kautilya. Kautilya's treatise Arthashastra stands as one of the great political books of the ancient world, its ideas on the science of politics strikingly similar to those of Thucydides, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Clausewitz, and even Sun Tsu. Roger Boesche's excellent commentary on Kautilya's voluminous text draws out the essential realist arguments for modern political analysis and demonstrates the continued relevance of Kautilya's (...)
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  8. Roger Boesche (1995). Theories of Tyranny: From Plato to Arendt. Penn State University Press.
     
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  9. Roger Boesche (1987). The Politics of Pretence: Tacitus and the Political Theory of Despotism. History of Political Thought 8 (2):189.
     
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    Roger Boesche (1989). William E. Connolly on the Modern Dialectic of Dissolution and Discipline. History of European Ideas 10 (6):721-727.
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