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In his seminal text, Leviathan , the philosopher Thomas Hobbes offers what was then a radically novel conception of the origins of civil government. First Hobbes writes of the natural condition of human beings, which he believes is inherently troublesome; the state of nature that exists without a government, which to Hobbes is terrifyingly chaotic; and then the laws of nature that he says can, but do not always guide human behavior towards self-preservation. Once these presuppositions are established, then Hobbes writes of the formation and design of the commonwealth. Continuing along this line of thought, Hobbes decides that the most powerful government is best, and so he concludes that a monarch with unlimited rights should rule. First his theoretical conception of the covenant ignores practical considerations; the idea of a citizenry coming together to agree to a covenant has never before been realized. The first idea Hobbes articulates that is fundamental to his conception of the commonwealth is that the natural condition of human beings, which is antagonistic, definitively condemns men to lives of violence and misery without a strong government.
Trajan expanded the Roman Empire to its greatest extent, celebrating his victories with this monumental column. Column of Trajan, completed C. Column of Trajan, Carrara marble, completed C.
Neo-Confederates are groups and individuals who portray the Confederate States of America and its actions during the American Civil War in a positive light. Some neo-Confederate organizations such as the League of the South continue to advocate the secession of the former Confederate States. Historian James M.