Great Ideas #8: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“There are thus three types of aristocracy, natural, elective and hereditary. The first is suited only to primitive peoples; the third is the worst of all governments; the second is the best, and this is aristocracy in the true sense of the word”

Background 0:12
History of Social Contracts 0:26
Rousseau’s Social Contract 1:26
Forcing Freedom 2:20
Rousseau is cool 2:39
Revolution 3:14
Roundup 4:03

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