Josephe de (ʒozɛf də). 1753–1821, French writer and diplomat, noted for his extreme reactionary views, expounded in such works as Les Soirées de St Petersbourg (1821)
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He has not the exaltation nor the ardent vehemence of Rousseau, neither has he the sentimental morbidity of Xavier de Maistre.
Other thinkers, like Joseph de Maistre, have glorified war in the name of theology.German Problems and Personalities | Charles Sarolea
It was there that a priest, M. Le Maistre, had been tomahawked, in August 1661.The Life and Times of Kateri Tekakwitha | Ellen H. Walworth
Joseph de Maistre, in his profound ignorance of the Inquisition, started the theory that it was a mere political agency.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4 | Henry Charles Lea
For Hobbes's theory of sovereignty, and even its application by the ultramontane De Maistre, had always an attraction for him.The Life of Sir James Fitzjames Stephen, Bart., K.C.S.I. | Sir Leslie Stephen