Thucydides And The Peloponnesian War
Thomas Hobbes' ideas have also been the basis for the classical realism, and especially his thoughts on humanity's natural state.
Nature hath made but so equal, in the faculties of the body, …show more content…
States are sovereign and are living in an anarchic society, like the human natural state and the society Hobbes (1996: 84) describes, without an overarching authority. The lack of an overarching authority means that the unfolding war, in which all states must revise their own interests, and can only rely on their own ability in providing the state with certainty. These interests are defined as power and are immutable (see Morgenthau 1993: 10). Political documents is exercised in accordance with the idea of the state's freedom and survival, without moral considerations (Morgenthau 1993: