A new book is out on Thomas Hobbes and our current political situation. This is an interview with the author, Prof. Ted H. Miller:
Nature (and nature’s architect) had fallen short. With the right science, human beings could become the ordering power over nature. In Hobbes’s philosophy the being that had been taught to perfect himself had not give up the habit of seeking god-like perfections; he had simply lost his humility. —From Mortal Gods: Science, Politics, and the Humanist Ambitions of Thomas Hobbes.