- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 3rd edition (October 28, 1988)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521357306
- ISBN-13: 978-0521357302
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 1.1 x 8.5 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 203 customer reviews
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Locke: Two Treatises of Government (Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought) 3rd Edition
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John Locke laid the groundwork of modern liberalism. He argued that political societies exist to defend the lives, liberties, and properties of their citizens, and that no government has any authority except by the consent of the people. When rulers become tyrants and act against the common good, then the people have a right of revolution against them. Writing against the backdrop of Charles II's savage purge of the Whig movement, Locke set out to attack monarchical absolutism and demolished the intellectual fabric of the divine right of rulers.
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When Monarchs ruled the world they wanted God's approval and used the likes of Sir Robert Filmer to twisted the Bible and justify tyranny.
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John Locke shows the importance of not letting our freedom erode away bit by bit. Freedom is not free, it has to be safeguarded and defended.
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