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Unformatted text preview: is doomed to degenerate to tyranny a) American revolution 6. Virtue does not govern political activity C. Liberalism 1. John Locke a) Political authority could only be understood by positing a condition in which individuals find themselves without government (state of nature) (i) S of N, not a state of war b) In S of N, governments are created by the individual consent of human beings to protect their natural rights, “life, liberty, and property.” 2. Liberal political thought rests on the extent to which political structures advance individual pursuits and how political institutions can accommodate different conceptions of individualism II. Conservatism and Radicalism A. Conservatism 1....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSCI 3054 taught by Professor Tecza during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.
- Spring '08