Who is worthy of governing? When should authority be questioned and obeyed? Is concentrated power destined to be corrupted? This article utilizes Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan (1651) to explore these questions and more.
This article, written for the Mount Observer, identifies crucial flaws of the traditional left-right political spectrum and introduces peers to a broader ideological map, The Political Compass.
Edited and Published by The Mount Observer
“From the development of the welfare state in America to the fascist uprisings of Europe and the communist revolutions throughout the East; nearly every inch of the globe witnessed an ideological revolution, each advancing the government’s role in a nation’s society and economy – for better or worse.”
The last century of rapid global development has led to the defining social challenge of the 21st century; modernizing the widespread notion of national identity to transcend culture and ethnicity.