Reply To: Disappointing Start


I’m up through lecture five now and am enjoying the lectures. Regarding the fifth lecture in particular, the only major treatise I’ve ever read on political theory is The Two Treatises on Government, by John Locke. I’ve always agreed with Locke about the natural goodness of man, as opposed to the natural depravity of man as taught by Augustine and the established church authorities. Also, regarding the formation of the State, do you classify the establishment of our original thirteen independent States as part of the original system of federalism as having come about through the same processes and sociological conditions as the “State” as a whole?