Hobbes and Locke Revisited, A Postscript

Modern-day liberalism, once it became divorced from its original underpinning, a philosophy of human nature and all that, had long since acquired the distinct flavor of being but a knee-jerk reaction, nothing more. And so, to endow it therefore with a quality of mind akin to empathy, a moral impulse or motive as though the sole spring of action and thought, its current raison d’être, is nothing but a gesture and a generous gesture at that.