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.
Certainly not; he would not fail to repeat that he was not requiring the law to ban but just not to impose.
They nevertheless had to accept the evidence and finally recorded, to their great regret, that communism, an attractive illusion, is an appalling reality.
Rousseau clearly proves here that the legislator cannot count either on force or persuasion. How does he solve this problem? By deception.
For men to exist, it is absolutely necessary for this action on nature, which we call work, to be carried out.
There are only two ways of acquiring the things that are necessary for the preservation, improvement, and betterment of life: PRODUCTION and PLUNDER.