A Theory

My interest in political theory goes back to high school when I was introduced to the social contract theorists Locke and Rousseau. I devoured political philosophy. I also read Plato, Aristotle, Hume, Marx and Smith. I could go on and on. But I was drawn to the Social Contract theorists because they established simple rules…

Freedom

It has been over twenty years since I read Sartre’s Being and Nothingness. He caught me off guard when he described humanity as free. This was a dramatic contrast to Rousseau’s poetry in the opening lines of The Social Contract “Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.” It caught me off guard…