On Hobbes and the necessity of strong government

Brian Crowe over on the Young Unionist blog has been mulling over the politics surrounding the New Orleans tragedy, and reckons that contrary to the classical libertarian view a free civil society relies on strong activist government, particularly in times of crisis.

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