Interesting read. Melleuish seems to omit a major aspect of the history of Europe that would be worth mentioning. He neglects Christianity. I don't think there was any institution comparable to the medieval Church in China, Rome, or ancient Greece. Also, he misses the opportunity to explore the separation-of-powers concept within the context of a unified political entity. To be fair, he touches on this a few times but doesn't seem to view it as a fundamental part of a structure that would balance the rights of the individual with the necessary powers of the state.Thanks for posting this, Terrence.
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