Ideas from '24: Book of Jeremiah' by Jeremiah [570 BCE], by Theme Structure

[found in 'The Bible' (ed/tr the Church) [Collins 1950,-]].

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25. Society / B. The State / 1. Purpose of a State
Jeremiah implied a link between weakness and goodness, and the evil of the state
                        Full Idea: Jeremiah was the first to perceive the possibility that powerlessness and goodness were somehow linked; ...he comes close to the notion that the state itself was inherently evil.
                        From: report of Jeremiah (24: Book of Jeremiah [c.570 BCE]) by Paul Johnson - The History of the Jews Pt II
                        A reaction: This looks like the first seeds of the anarchist idea. You abandon the state for something 'higher'. 'Perceive' rather begs the question of whether he is right. This is the full 'inversion of values' of Nietzsche.