Generation Hobbes

From First Thoughts
One drawback of Leviathan is that Hobbes, the great theorist of the individual, doesn’t theorize the kind of individual that emerges in real life in the wake of, say, Napoleon. (This is a kind . . . . Continue Reading »

Dignity Now?

From First Thoughts
David Brooks’ recent column, called “In Search of Dignity,” is of pomocon interest. Just as Brooks tends to view genius as the practical result of expeditiously logging big hours of . . . . Continue Reading »