Aristotle's Politics and the Nature of Man


In Book I of the Politics, Aristotle writes that “man alone among the animals has speech.” This unique faculty leads to man’s concern for the good and enables him to form political communities — which exist for the sake of living well.


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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.