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    Tempered Strength: Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership (Hardback) Edited by Ethan Fishman, Foreword by Francis Fukuyama, Contributions by George Anastaplo, Contributions by Ronald Beiner, Contributions by Kenneth L. Deutsch, Contributions by Ethan Fishman, Contributions by Joseph R. Fornieri, Contributions by Francis Fukuyama, Contributions by Gary D. Glenn, Contributions by Carnes Lord

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    DescriptionMoral leadership matters. As world politics enters a new and dangerous era, judgment, constancy, moral purpose, and a willingness to overcome partisan politicking are essential for America's leaders. Tempered Strength finds the alternative standard of leadership that Americans are seeking in the classical philosophy of prudence. Ethan Fishman's new work brings together leading American political scientists-including Ronald Beiner, Kenneth L. Deutsch, and George Anastaplo-to discuss the evolution of a standard of prudential leadership both reasonable in nature and practical in scope. Section One studies the meaning of prudence and its evolution in the history of political science from Aristotelian phronesis to Xenophon, Thomas Aquinas, Edmund Burke, and Michael Oakeshott. Section Two demonstrates how the theory of prudential leadership can be applied to practical political issues.

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    Tempered Strength
    Studies in the Nature and Scope of Prudential Leadership
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Ethan Fishman, Foreword by Francis Fukuyama, Contributions by George Anastaplo, Contributions by Ronald Beiner, Contributions by Kenneth L. Deutsch, Contributions by Ethan Fishman, Contributions by Joseph R. Fornieri, Contributions by Francis Fukuyama, Contributions by Gary D. Glenn, Contributions by Carnes Lord
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 413 g
    ISBN 13: 9780739104026
    ISBN 10: 0739104020

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    LC classification: BF637.L4 T43 2002
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    Lexington Books
    Imprint name
    Lexington Books
    Publication date
    01 October 2002
    Publication City/Country
    Lanham, MD
    Author Information
    Ethan Fishman is Professor of Political Science at the University of South Alabama. He is the author of The Prudential Presidency: An Aristotelian Approach to Presidential Leadership (2000) and editor of three books, including George Washington: Foundation of Presidential Leadership and Character (with William Pederson and Mark Rozell 2001).
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    Every age requires prudence of its leaders and ours is certainly no different. These studies not only remind us of this truth but teach us what is truly at issue. -- James L. Wiser, University of San Francisco Next to hope, prudence is modernity's most neglected political virtue. This astute combination of theory and case studies is a major step toward remedying this neglect. -- Clarke E. Cochran, Texas Tech University Highly Recommended. CHOICE The volume succeeds in making the case for regarding prudence as a moral virtue; in describing the utility of 'prudential leadership' as a device for interpreting historical and contemporary decisions; nad in advocating the need for society's immanent ideals to be calibrated withing leaders' decision-making repetoires. Political Studies Review Tempered Strength provides us with both a theoretical guide to the role of prudential leadership in the history of political philosophy, as well as practical guidance with regard to the exercise of such leadership (or at times, its lack) from ancient times to the present. The authors present a wide range of perspectives on leadership, and show how personal character, for better or worse, mattered to individual politicians from Frederick Douglass to Bill Clinton. Meditating on the nature and scope of prudential leadership as this volume does should be at the core of any serious study of politics in the future. -- Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and the Last Man
    Table of contents
    Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Introduction: "What is Prudential Leadership?" Part 3 The Nature of Prudence Chapter 4 Prudence in Xenophon's Memorabilia and Cyropaedia Chapter 5 Thomas Aquinas on Magnanimous and Prudent Statemanship Chapter 6 The Role of Prudence in Burke's Politics Chapter 7 Bringing Prudence Back In: Leadership, Statescraft, and Political Science Chapter 10 A Postscript to Political Judgment Part 11 The Scope of Prudence Chapter 12 Political Judgment in Dark Times: Frederick Douglass and Slavery Chapter 13 Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation: A Model of Prudent Leadership Chapter 14 Prudence, Imprudence, and the Puzzle of Bill Clinton Chapter 15 Prudence and the Constitution: On the Year 2000 Presidential Election Controversy