Ta-nehisi Coates, a senior editor for The Atlantic, recently opened up a discussion on Locke’s Second Treatise, with respect to the discussion of slavery. A fairly intelligent debate thread followed in the comments section. Check it out if you found that section of PEL’s Locke episode interesting. Some of the better comments in the thread debated whether or not Locke was refining or rejecting Hobbes’s view of the natural “state of war”. Do you agree? Make sure you’ve listened to PEL’s Hobbes episode before you answer!