Bernard de Mandeville - a Dutch philosopher, political economist and satirist. Born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, he lived most of his life in England and used English for most of his published works. He became famous for The Fable of the Bees
Tocqueville ventured to the U.S. from France to find out: what makes American democracy work? The 600-p. volume he produced is still the best assessment of American culture ever written. A required masterpiece for cultural literacy,Tocqueville writes as a Frenchman other French citizens for about what cultural and social forms distinctly American, and how those distinct American social and cultural traits uphold the great American experiment in democracy.
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith The Wealth of Nations was published 9 March during the Scottish Enlightenment and the Scottish Agricultural Revolution. It influenced a number of authors and economists, as well as governments and organizations.
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