Imported from USA
Originally published in 1960, this analysis of all of Locke's publications quickly became established as
the standard edition of the Treatises as well as a work of political theory in its own right.
From the Back Cover
John Locke laid the groundwork of modern liberalism. He argued that political societies exist to defend the
lives, liberties, and properties of their citizens, and that no government has any authority except by the consent of
the people. When rulers become tyrants and act against the common good, then the people have a right of revolution
against them. Writing against the backdrop of Charles II's savage purge of the Whig movement, Locke set out to attack
monarchical absolutism and demolished the intellectual fabric of the divine right of rulers.