§ “Just as nature gives each man an absolute power overall his members, the social contract gives the body politic an absolute power over all its members, and it is the same power which, as I have said, is directed by the general will and bears the name of sovereignty.”
-Like the Philosopher King: Educates people to see the “good”
-like the prince: change human nature
-the will cannot be delegated§ Democracies must be small for people to come together § Sovereign cannot act except when people are assembled (see Book III, Ch. 12) § General will is discovered at assemblies (see Book IV, Ch.2)
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