Our Own Invisible Hand: Antipolitics as an American Given

  • Erwin A. Jaffe


If modern political thought begins with Thomas Hobbes, the most unequivocally propolitical of political philosophers, then the search for modern antipolitics might also begin with his work. ‘Propolitical’ here refers to Hobbes’s assessment of political life and his account of its origins, both of which are driven, I believe, by the conviction that politics is the sine qua non of human survival, indeed of humanness as such.


Public Good Political Power Political Life Invisible Hand Federal System 
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