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Taming the Prince

Harvey C. Mansfield analyzes the development of executive power, including its concept, purpose, and philosophical influence.

Striving to bring clarity to the purpose and need for modern executive power, Taming the Prince discusses the philosophical influences of executive power and considers the role of the executive in business and politics.

“A sparkling, incisive historical and philosophical study of executive power. The right place to begin.” – Aaron Wildavsky, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley

Harvey C. Mansfield is an American philosopher and Professor of Government at Harvard University. He received the National Humanities Medal in 2004.