Second Midterm Exam Questions

Second Midterm Exam Questions - 2) Both Machiavelli and...

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Introduction to Political Theory Midterm Exam Review Questions Two of the following three essay questions will appear on your midterm exam scheduled for October 26th. The maximum length for an essay is five double spaced pages. 1) Machiavelli’s Prince is the only book beside the Bible to be in every U.S. president’s library. Identify and analyze key lessons from the Prince that might aide a new Commander in Chief. Is there any advice a democratically elected president should avoid to govern well?
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Unformatted text preview: 2) Both Machiavelli and Hobbes argue that men can be governed by manipulating their fears and desires. Compare and contrast human nature and the sovereign power in the Prince and the Leviathan . 3) Hobbes and Locke describe the state of nature to depict men without government. Discuss the differences in the state of nature developed in the Leviathan and the Second Treatise. What is the status of the natural equality and liberty of men and women under each social compact?...
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