This substantially revised new edition of Rousseau: The Basic
Political Writings features a brilliant new Introduction by David
Wootton, a revision by Donald A. Cress of his own 1987
translation of Rousseau's most important political writings, and
the addition of Cress' new translation of Rousseau's State of
?War. New footnotes, headnotes, and a chronology by David Wootton
provide expert guidance to first-time readers of the texts.