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Welcome to Political Science 104: Introduction to Political Theory

"For by art is created that great LEVIATHAN called a COMMONWEALTH, or STATE, which is but an artificial man, though of greater stature and strength than the natural, for whose protection and defence it was intended; and in which the sovereignty is an artificial soul, as giving life and motion to the whole body; the magistrates and other officers of judicature and execution, artificial jointsreward and punishment (by which fastened to the seat of sovereignty every joint and member is moved to perform his duty) are the nerves, that do the same in the body natural; the wealth and riches of all the particular members are the strength; the people's safety its businesscounsellors, by whom all things needful for it to know are suggested unto it, are the memoryequity and laws, and artificial reason and willconcordhealthseditionsickness; and civil wardeath."

                                                                                                                                                                                                   -Thomas Hobbes, 1651

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