Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Hobbes and Machiavelli vs. Milton?

Stanley Fish opts for the former (that would be Clintiani rather than Huckabama). But I wonder: is being "wise as serpents" only the preserve of the Machiavellians? Some think Mike Huckabee proves it. Is "integrity" really simply "the quality of standing up for the same values in every situation no matter whom you’re speaking to"?

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And can't we still choose between the omnicompetent security state (H.) and rigorous republican government (M.)? Or have even Machiavelli's full aspirations already dropped out of the equation?

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