1.6 — Politics & Revolution — Class Notes


Wednesday, September 2, 2020


Today we discuss Hobbes and Locke.


Please see today’s recommended readings.

As a historical aside: Here’s a good clip setting the tension between King and Parliament at the start of the Civil Wars. King Charles I storms the House of Commons (Jan 4, 1629)By the way, because of this historic event, the only person in the world never allowed in the House of Commons is Queen Elizabeth II (whomever the current monarch is)!

in the 1970 movie Cromwell:And yes, that’s Obi-Wan Kenobi as King Charles and the original Dumbledore as Oliver Cromwell.


Live Class Session on Zoom

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We will start getting the discussion board up and running by the end of the week on Blackboard.