Hypocrisy and Integrity: Machiavelli, Rousseau and the Ethics of Politics

Ruth W. Grant
University Of Chicago Press

Questioning the usual judgements of political ethics, Ruth W. Grant argues that hypocrisy can actually be constructive while strictly principled behavior can be destructive. Hypocrisy and Integrity offers a new conceptual framework that clarifies the differences between idealism and fanaticism while it uncovers the moral limits of compromise.