Montesquieu, whose full name is Charles-Louis, Baron de Montesquieu (1689–1755), poked fun at the French society of his day with
Montesquieu was also a noted jurist who spoke of
Montesquieu believed in a political system that separated the powers of the government and provided a series of checks and balances so that one branch could not gain too much power and become a tyranny. This philosophy directly influenced the Founding Fathers when they were framing the United States Constitution.
The Baron of Montesquieu concerned himself with legal relativism. Good and bad, legal and illegal were not absolutes to Montesquieu. What is an appropriate and good law for one society may be inappropriate for another. Montesquieu's tolerance did not extend to what are called