Leviathan: Thomas Hobbes
Written during the Civil War, Leviathan explores the political philosophy in a world of violence and horror. It explores ways of avoiding slipping into anarchy during times of war. This book was burnt as sedition during its time, however one cannot ignore the impact and penetrating insight it offers on the political philosophy.
Leviathan explores the complex subjects of politics, religion, violence, crime and war. It spans across several centuries of human understanding and development. It also urges one to revisit some of the assumptions of our socio-political system to find solutions for current and future conflicts.
Although heavy in subject matter, the style and manner of presenting helps the reader to easily grasp the complex subject at hand. Read this book to gain new insights into age old human predicaments.