Charles de Montesquieu

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What is Montesquieu's relationship to freedom?

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I think that Montesquieu's relationship to freedom was to understand that the political structures in which people live can be vitally important to gaining freedom.  On one hand, Montesquieu recognized that if power was located in an singular entity, this could lead to a consolidation of power that would deny freedom.  The fact that the Colonial Framers in America referred to Montesquieu so much would be...

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