Ideas from 'That Politics may be reduced to a Science' by David Hume [1750], by Theme Structure

[found in 'Selected Essays' by Hume,David [OUP 1996,978-0-19-954030-3]].

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23. Ethics / C. Virtue Theory / 4. External Goods / d. Friendship
Friendship without community spirit misses out on the main part of virtue
25. Society / B. The State / 3. Constitutions
It would be absurd if even a free constitution did not impose restraints, for the public good
25. Society / B. The State / 5. Leaders / d. Elites
Nobility either share in the power of the whole, or they compose the power of the whole