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25. Society / B. The State / 2. State Legitimacy / c. Natural authority

[power derived from natural superiority or strength]

3 ideas
Force can only dominate if it is seen as a right, and obedience as a duty [Rousseau]
The state begins with brutal conquest of a disorganised people, not with a 'contract' [Nietzsche]
It is pointless to refuse or accept the social order; we must endure it like the weather [Cioran]