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  1. Theories of Tyranny: From Plato to Arendt.Roger Boesche - 1995 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    This book explores a little-noticed tradition in the history of European political thought. From Plato to Aristotle to Tacitus and Machiavelli, and from Tocqueville to Max Weber and Hannah Arendt, political thinkers have examined the tyrannies of their times and have wondered how these tyrannies come about, how they work, and how they might be defeated. In examining this perennial problem of tyranny, Roger Boesche looks at how these thinkers borrowed from the past—thus entering into an established dialogue—to analyze the (...)
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  2. The Politics of Pretence: Tacitus and the Political Theory of Despotism.Roger Boesche - 1987 - History of Political Thought 8 (2):189.
  3. The First Great Political Realist: Kautilya and His Arthashastra.Roger Boesche - 2002 - 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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    Thinking About Freedom.Roger Boesche - 1998 - Political Theory 26 (6):855-873.
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    Why Could Tocqueville Predict So Well?Roger Boesche - 1983 - Political Theory 11 (1):79-103.
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    Tocqueville and Arendt on the Novelty of Modern Tyranny.Roger Boesche - 1993 - In Peter Augustine Lawler & Joseph Alulis (eds.), Tocqueville's Defense of Human Liberty: Current Essays. Garland. pp. 157--75.
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  7. Han Feizi's Legalism Versus Kautilya's Arthashastra.Roger Boesche - 2005 - 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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  8. Moderate Machiavelli? Contrasting the Prince with the Arthashastra of Kautilya.Roger Boesche - 2002 - 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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    Why Did Tocqueville Fear Abundance? Or the Tension Between Commerce and Citizenship.Roger Boesche - 1988 - History of European Ideas 9 (1):25-45.
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    William E. Connolly on the Modern Dialectic of Dissolution and Discipline.Roger Boesche - 1989 - History of European Ideas 10 (6):721-727.
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    Aristotlesscience'of Tyranny.Roger Boesche - 1993 - History of Political Thought 14 (1):1-25.