This book contains all the essential political writings of Friedrich Schlegel, Schleiermacher and Novalis during the formative period of romantic thought (1797 to 1803). The early romantics had an ambition still relevant today: to find a middle path between conservatism and liberalism, between a community ethic and individual freedom. Frederick Beiser’s edition comprises all kinds of texts, from essays to jottings from notebooks. All have been translated anew, many for the first time.
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