Behemoth: Democraticals and Religious Fanatics
AbstractThe forces opposed to the King during the English civil war, in Hobbes's view, were striving to establish democracy. The question of democracy, in fact, is a central if neglected question in Behemoth. Hobbes sees democracy in Behemoth as an explosive mixture of Greco-Roman political sentiments and ideas, and religious fanaticism that fuels the ambitious, gain and glory-seeking elites and pulls the common people into the vortex. Whereas in his earlier works, Hobbes discusses democracy mainly as a form of government, in Behemoth democracy becomes a force destructive of government.
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