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David Brooks: Obama is the Pragmatic Leviathan – NYTimes.com
Posted By Jacob Laksin On January 19, 2010 @ 12:31 pm In Political News | No Comments
When I was in college, I was assigned “Leviathan,” by Thomas Hobbes. On the cover was an image from the first edition of the book, published in 1651. It shows the British nation as a large man. The people make up the muscles and flesh. Then at the top, there is the king, who is the head and the mind.
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