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Maximilien Robespierre: Beliefs vs Actions

Background Take a moment to picture the ideal, perfect world. Odds are you thought about world peace, global health, the end of poverty, and an overall raised standard of living. ...

Montesquieu: The Spirit of Separation

Problem How do people generate new ideas and theories? How do you come up with good ideas when there are millions of people who probably already came up with better ones? How do y...

Thomas Hobbes: Sign Here, Society

Problem Why do we have governments? They aren’t strictly necessary for our survival. How are they supposed to interact with their people? Where does their power come from and what...

Voltaire: Candid Creator

Problem You might be familiar with the question, “If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” It began as a query illustrating the importan...

John Locke: A New Slate for Governing

Background We all have different experiences and perspectives, but different doesn't necessitate bad. In fact, we're taught to approach unfamiliar situations and people with an op...