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Would you say that Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan book and any of its ideas can be used as justifications, if we were to convince the current mainstream to return to 'Feudalism' or the economy system and Monarchy?
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Hardly. Hobbes was a supporter of absolute dictatorship, which even under 'absolute monarchy', no monarchy has ever achieved, and most monarchs have never thought of.
__________________ 'Monarchy can easily be ‘debunked;' but watch the faces, mark the accents of the debunkers. These are the men whose tap-root in Eden has been cut: whom no rumour of the polyphony, the dance, can reach - men to whom pebbles laid in a row are more beautiful than an arch. Yet even if they desire equality, they cannot reach it. Where men are forbidden to honour a king they honour millionaires, athletes or film-stars instead: even famous prostitutes or gangsters. For spiritual nature, like bodily nature, will be served; deny it food and it will gobble poison.' C.S. Lewis God save Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom, Canada and Her other Realms and Territories Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, etc.! Vive le Très haut, très puissant et très excellent Prince, Louis XX, Par la grâce de Dieu, Roi de France et de Navarre, Roi Très-chrétien!
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And Hobbes fell out with Royalists as once Cromwell's regime was established, he thought it could be the strong state he sought. He was a forerunner of modern "right-wingers" who don't really care about royal tradition, they just worship power.