imperialism. The great virtue of Henley's extended essay is that he places state formation by colonial powers within the continuum of earlier, similar but indigenous processes. Henley takes the English seventeenth century political philosopher ThomasHobbes' depiction of 'Warre' as typifying societies riven
, i, 69 and I, i, 70). For ThomasHobbes’ invocation and privileging of the former proverb, see Hobbes (1949) p. 1 and compare also Chapter 1, pp. 21–30; and (1953) Leviathan , Part I, Chapter 13, pp. 63–66. this alibi. For one thing, the equation of humans and animals does not hold up on inspection
influential European treatises ever written, such as ThomasHobbes, "Leviathan".1° I still hope to find some time to check if any of these authors relates the dominance of fear to the violence used by the ruling "strategic groups" (to use a term coined by German sociologist Hans-Dieter Evers) in the formation
failing to produce male oﬀspring. In the West, one of the earliest forms of sexual discrimination was recorded in medieval England when the church commanded thousands of ‘witches’ to be burned at the stake (Nordin, 1995). The writings of male philosophers, such as ThomasHobbes and John Locke, in the
, instead affirming for their European populations their perception of lower peoples who were so different from them that any negative treatment towards them was justifiable (see Abdi, 2006 ). Before the now well-known false exhortations from the French and German groups, one Englishman ThomasHobbes, was
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1 International Relations literature reveals that ThomasHobbes explicitly used the theater metaphor in his analysis of a sovereign representing or acting on behalf of other persons. “The actor on the stage, by