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    Jefferson and the Publication of Destutt de Tracy’s Commentary on Montesquieu

    From: Jefferson Papers | Retirement Series | Volume 3 | Jefferson and the Publication of Destutt de Tracy’s Commentary on Montesquieu

    BOOK II. of laws originating directly from the nature of the government. There are only two kinds of government: those founded on the general rights of man, and those founded on particular rights. spirit of laws. book ii. T he ordinary division of governments into republican, monarchical, and despotic, appears to me essentially erroneous. The word republican is itself a very vague term,...
    In the second book, we shall perceive, that all governments may be classed under two heads, namely . . . . those which are founded on the general rights of man . . . . and those which are supposed to be founded on particular rights. Montesquieu has not adopted this distribution; he classes governments according to the accidental circumstances of the number of men invested with authority; and...