Monday, April 11, 2005

John Bolton: Thomas Hobbes as ambassador

If you click on the headline, you will get a video of a hot-headed John Bolton saying what he really thinks of the U.N. He thereby reveals himself to be Thomas Hobbes incarnate. Politics is just the war of all against all, and the social contract upon which more than 300 years of political thought has been based is null and void. Indeed, he merely states explicity what is clearly the the basis of all neo-con philosophy: like the strawman Thrasymachus in Plato’s Republic, they truly believe that “Justice is the will of the stronger.”


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