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Two Treatises of Government
by John Locke and Mark Goldie


Overview - John Locke laid the groundwork of modern liberalism. He argued that political societies exist to defend the lives, liberties, and properties of their citizens, and that no government has any authority except by the consent of the people. When rulers become tyrants and act against the common good, then the people have a right of revolution against them.  Read more...

 
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Overview
John Locke laid the groundwork of modern liberalism. He argued that political societies exist to defend the lives, liberties, and properties of their citizens, and that no government has any authority except by the consent of the people. When rulers become tyrants and act against the common good, then the people have a right of revolution against them. Writing against the backdrop of Charles II's savage purge of the Whig movement, Locke set out to attack monarchical absolutism and demolished the intellectual fabric of the divine right of rulers.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780460873567
  • ISBN-10: 0460873563
  • Publisher: Everyman Paperback
  • Publish Date: December 1993
  • Page Count: 336
  • Dimensions: 7.74 x 5.1 x 0.91 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.54 pounds

Series: Everyman

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