Discourses Concerning Government

By Algernon Sidney
Edited by Thomas G. West


Written in response to Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha (1680), the Discourses Concerning Government by Algernon Sidney (1623–1683) has been treasured for more than three centuries as a classic defense of republicanism and popular government.

Thomas G. West is Paul and Dawn Potter Professor of Politics, Hillsdale College.


Mar 1996 | 6 x 9 | 645 Pages

Foreword, bibliography, editor's note, index.


978-0-86597-141-7 Hardcover
978-0-86597-142-4 Paperback