For my part, I would a thousand times rather be condemned for my frankness than be seen as clearly lacking what is man’s finest quality, the one that defines his power and his essence.
Rousseau clearly proves here that the legislator cannot count either on force or persuasion. How does he solve this problem? By deception.
Monopoly is constructed in such a way that it renders immobile everything it touches.
There are only two ways of acquiring the things that are necessary for the preservation, improvement, and betterment of life: PRODUCTION and PLUNDER.
The meaning of three or four words is altered, strained, and degraded, and this says it all.