Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

2013: An Eroding Social Contract

Eighteenth century political philosophers truly asked big questions. Jean-Jacques Rousseau  asked whether there can be a legitimate political authority. The answers provided by Rousseau and others formed the foundation of  modern political thought that informed the American Declaration of Independence and later, the US Constitution. A sovereign people, endowed with inalienable rights, collectively ceding power to a …

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