‘Abstract of the Abbe de Saint-Pierre’s Plan for Perpetual Peace’ and ‘Judgment of the Plan for Perpetual Peace’

Recommended translation: ‘The Plan for Perpetual Peace,’ in The Plan for Perpetual Peace, On the Government of Poland, and Other Writings on History and Politics, The Collected Writings of Rousseau, vol. 11; ed. by Roger D. Masters and Christopher Kelly; trans. by Christopher Kelly and Judith Bush (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England at Dartmouth College, 2005), 25-49.

Published in 1761, Rousseau’s The Plan for Perpetual Peace was an edited version of the Abbe Saint-Pierre’s plan of the same name. The work argued that a united federation of states was needed to maintain peace in Europe. Rousseau’s critique in his Judgment centered on the feasibility of the system.




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