Montesquieu

I dis­tin­guish bet­ween the laws that cons­ti­tute poli­ti­cal free­dom in its rela­tion to the cons­ti­tu­tion and those that cons­ti­tute it in its rela­tion to the citi­zen. The for­mer will be the sub­ject of this book ; I will deal with the other laws in the next book.