Unfortunately it's not going too good at all. I've found Montesquieus main piece Spirit of the Laws almost too abstract to work with (especially the original version) and then resorted to a conversation between Montesquieu & Benjamin Franklin.
My biggest problem is that most of the passages deal with the fact that Hereditary titles follow the propietros/large owners of the land thereby. The hereditary titles merely lockdown the distribution of land and new titles could not happen in a country where the equality was already fair. As such the hereditary titles stems primarily from the propietors of the land in medieval England. As you can probably see this doesn't have a whole lot to do with philosphy and I'm kinda lost. It goes into depth with more aristocratic. But I'm not sure if this is on the level of Locke, Karl marx etc.
Bah, fuck assigments over christmas man.