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Jean Jacques Rousseau: The Social Contract, 1763

Man was born free, but everywhere he is in chains. This man believes that he is the master of others, and still he is more of a slave than they are. How did that transformation take place? I don’t know. How may the restraints on man become legitimate? I do believe I can answer that question…

Read this excerpt of the Social Contract (4 pages) and answer these questions

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