Ep: 64 The State of Nature, The Nature of the State

On this freewheeling and laid back show (#84) Jeff and Dan throw around some of the macro-level ideas behind political ideologies.  This show builds a bit on some ideas discussed on past shows about authoritarianism, modernism, and the ideal state.  Jeff shares a bit from this TED talk, while Dan lays out (very briefly) the ideas behind Locke, Hobbes, and Rousseau and the ideal state.  Ultimately, how does thinking about the big picture and the essential nature of man and state of nature affect the way we think about local, state, and national politics?