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December 19, 2004



Interesting stuff... mind you, his advocacy of State obligation to help the sick and the elderly is in keeping with the Elizabethan Poor Law, which was passed in 1601ish.

Re your Kling-type question - probably not at all. Hobbes's early modern liberalism is a very interesting comparison with the Lockean version we tend to know much better, partly because of its embrace of the darker side.

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