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Further Reading All the books mentioned in this one are readily available in paperback. Most of them are very readable, although no one has ever described Hegel as "accessible".

Theodor Adorno et al., The Authoritarian Personality (Harper and Bros.,

1950) St Aquinas, Selected Political Writings (Blackwell, 1959) Aristotle, Nichomachean Ethics (Oxford University Press, 1975) and The Politics (Clarendon Press, 1958) St Augustine, City of God (Penguin, 1972) S. Bentham and J.S. Mill, Utilitarianism and Other Essays (Penguin, 1987) Edmund Burke, Reflections on the Revolution in France (Penguin, 1969) Francis Fukuyama, The End of History and the Last Man (Penguin, 1993) Antonio Gramsci, Gramsci's Writings on the State and Hegemony 1916-35

(University of Birmingham Press, 1997) G.W .F. Hegel, The Philosophy of Right (Great Books in Philosophy, 1996) Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan (Penguin, 1981) John Locke, Two Treatises of Government (Cambridge University Press,

1967) Jean-Fran9ois Lyotard, The Postmodern Condition (Manchester University

Press, 1984) Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince (Cambridge University Press, 1988) Herbert Marcuse, One-Dimensional Man (Routledge, 1991) Karl Marx, Capital (Abridged) (Oxford World Classics, 1988); Marx and

Friedrich Engels, The German Ideology (Great Books in Philosophy, 1998) and The Communist Manifesto (Penguin, 1967) John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (Penguin, 1985) Robert Nozick, Anarchy, State and Utopia (Blackwell, 1974) Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man (Penguin, 1976) Plato, The Republic, trans. M.D.P. Lee (Penguin, 1972) John Rawls, A Theory of Justice (Oxford University Press, 1973) Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract (Penguin, 1970) Mary Wollstonecraft, A Vindication of the Rights of Women (Penguin, 1992)

The Introducing series also has guides to Plato, Aristotle, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx and Foucault, and other titles on philosophy that are helpful. Two short and readable general books about political philosophy are Brian Redhead, From Plato to Nata (BBC Books, 1988), and Jonathan Wolff, An Introduction to Political Philosophy (Oxford University Press, 2001 ).

Man and Society by John Plamenatz (Longman, 1963) is a rather more scholarly introduction to all modern political philosophers from Machiavelli

I to Marx. Plamenatz describes and analyzes their work with considerable 174

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