One of the standards by which the greatness of political theorists is measured, is their ability to evoke in us new insights into ‘the human condition’. Only a few political writers have risen Dionysus-like from the titanic assaults of their critics to become even more formidable forces in the shaping of our destiny. One of these giants is surely the irascible and irrepressible Thomas Hobbes1
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- 1.Sheldon S. Wolin, Hobbes and the Epic Tradition of Political Theory, with an introduction by Richard E. Ashcraft (Los Angeles: William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, 1970) p. vii.Google Scholar
- 2.The editors were later joined in this enterprise by Professor William Sacksteder (University of Colorado), whose labors were both vast and valuable.Google Scholar