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Examine Montesquieu's theory of separation of powers. Why has he been called the Aristotle of eighteenth century? Discuss.

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Montesquieu explained his theory of Separation of Powers in his 1748 book, The Spirit of the Laws. Many of the thoughts that he records in this book would go on to form the basis of modern government, including the government of the United States. Montesquieu is sometimes called the Aristotle of his era because, like Aristotle, his views on politics shaped the course of national governments

One of Montesquieu's views was that the...

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