Lynch's PS & GS Hub

Maps, References, Links and more for Political Science & Global Studies
Created & Maintained by  David A. Lynch, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Department of Social Science, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. (All opinions and errors are his own; opinions do not reflect those of his employer.)
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Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan

In Leviathan, Hobbes called for a strong government to provide security, an example of social contract theory. Hobbes thought life in the state of nature (without government) to be "solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short."
Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan

Amusing Over the Top Candidate Speech

About the videos

A smattering of poli sci and global studies-related videos for you to explore. Some are educational, some are  just amusing.

Reagan’s joke during sound check in 1984, he didn’t know he was being taped.

JibJab Parody, 2004 Election

JibJab on Walmart/Overdevelopment

Monty Python's Philosopher's Song

The signing of the Constitution

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Currency Converter

Keynes vs. Hayek "Fear the Boom and Bust"

7 Billion, National Geographic

Hans Rosling, Gapminder. Brilliant data presented with dramatic flourish.

7 billion people by the economist

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