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Leviathan on the Right How Big-Government Conservativism Brought Down the Republican Revolution by Michael D. Tanner

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Published by Cato Institute .
Written in English


  • Political Science,
  • Politics / Current Events,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • Government - U.S. Government,
  • Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism,
  • Political Process - Political Parties,
  • Political Science / General,
  • Government - General,
  • 2001-,
  • Conservatism,
  • Politics and government,
  • Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ),
  • United States

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The Physical Object
Number of Pages165
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8832549M
ISBN 101933995009
ISBN 109781933995007

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The book contains a clear warning that, unless conservatives return to their small‐​government roots, the electoral defeat of is just the beginning. Leviathan on the Right is the recipient of. In his new book, Leviathan on the Right,Cato Institute policy analyst Michael details the degree to which the Republicans in charge of Congress from through were drawn into the vortex of polit-ical plunder and abuse. That politicians, regardless of their ideological labels,take advantage of political office is nothing new. Leviathan, Hobbes's most important work and one of the most influential philosophical texts produced during the seventeenth century, was written partly as a response to the fear Hobbes experienced during the political turmoil of the English Civil Wars. In the s, it was clear to Hobbes that Parliament was going to turn against King Charles I, so he fled to France for eleven years, terrified that, as a Royalist, . Without this, covenants are useless, are mere empty words, and all men retain the right to all things so that we are still in the condition of war. This ·third· law of nature is the source of JUSTICE. When no covenant has been made, no right has been transferred, so every man has a right to everything, so no action can be unjust.

Leviathan (/ l ɪ ˈ v aɪ. ə θ ən /; Hebrew: לִוְיָתָן, Livyatan) is a creature with the form of a sea serpent from Jewish belief, referenced in the Hebrew Bible in the Book of Job, Psalms, the Book of Isaiah, and the Book of Amos. The Leviathan of the Book of Job is believed by some to be a reflection of the older Canaanite Lotan, a primeval monster defeated by the god Baal Hadad. For by art is created that great Leviathan called a Commonwealth, or State (in Latin, Civitas), which is but an artificial man, though of greater stature and strength than the natural, for whose protection and defence it was in-tended; and in which the sovereignty is an artificial soul, as giving life and. Sep 16,  · Scott Westerfeld is the author of the Leviathan series, the first book of which was the winner of the Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestseller Afterworlds, the worldwide bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy/5(). Leviathan ranks as a classic Western work on statecraft comparable to Machia Leviathan, or The Matter, Forme and Power of a Common Wealth Ecclesiasticall and Civil, Thomas Hobbes. Leviathan, is a book written by Thomas Hobbes (–) and published in (revised Latin edition )/5.

Underneath is a quote from the Book of Job: 'Non est potestas Super Terram quae Comparetur ei' ('There is no power on earth to be compared with him'); this linkis the figure to the biblical monster, mentioned in Job, that Hobbes's book is named after. Was Leviathan . Mar 04,  · The Religious Right, once content simply to be "left alone," has become increasingly comfortable with the use of government power to enforce its moral vision. Moreover, the incorporation of Author: Michael D. Tanner. Thus that book (the Leviathan) was made. So that in the right Definition of Names, lyes the first use of Speech; which is the Acquisition of Science: And in wrong, or no Definitions, lyes the first abuse; from which proceed all false and senslesse Tenets; which make those men that take their instruction from the authority of books, and not. It is somewhat surprising that Hobbes's theory of the right to punish - in contrast to his theory of the state of nature and his concept of sovereignty - has been so ignored, especially given how important his doctrine of punishment was for all further discussion of this question in Cited by: