- n French political philosopher who advocated the separation of executive and legislative and judicial powers (1689-1755)
- Abdullah Gul in Turkish Daily News (subscription)
...Minister Abdullah GÃ¼l, addressing the special session before the declaration was read out, said France stood at a "historic crossroads" and would chose between "becoming the country of Voltaire and Montesquieu or following a colonialist...
- James Madison in Hot Air (blog)
As James Madison wrote, "the oracle who is always consulted and cited on this subject is the celebrated Montesquieu."