What We Are Reading Today: The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen by Linda Colley

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Mon, 2021-04-05 02:42

Over the last several years, citizens of the West have learned that they can no longer take democracy for granted, and the result has been an explosion of studies re-examining democracy’s foundations. 

Linda Colley’s new book, The Gun, the Ship, and the Pen, is a helpful contribution to this growing field. 

An eminent historian of Britain, Colley focuses on one critical component of democracy — constitutions.Democracy, Colley points out, requires defining and demarcating the rules and principles of governing authority. 

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