Achieving the “Utopia”

In accessing the selections from Leviathan, the concept of a utopian government is one which goes against traditional western ideals and that which approaches towards that of communistic like centralization.  Hobbes presents a bold alternative stating individuals should give their unyielding obedience to an unaccountable sovereign that speaks over ever and all political issue. In selecting a form of government thats least dystopian, a government must be adopted which minimizes the forms of disorder within its people. To this, Hobbes argued the only true and correct form of government was an absolute monarchy. At the basis of this premise, humans are ultimately selfish creatures that operate to maximize their positions. 

Human nature and society as we know it, revolves around entropy or increasing disorder. Reguardless of circumstances there are bound to be disagreements, leading to rebellions. To Hobbs opinion, “placing all power in the hands of a king would mean more resolute and consistent exercise of political authority.” When choosing a form of government with the least dystopia I would agree with Hobbes following the concept that having one sovereign would minimize the possibilities for disorder and freezes within the government. An essential question to pose to this development is to what extent must the people of this government sacrifice to achieve this real “utopia”

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