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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2014.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, April 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 5, 2012.
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Major powers need to focus naval power to beat pirates

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Those who cheer the decline of the United States as the pre-eminent global power should note the rise in Somali-based piracy with anxiety. The ghost of Thomas Hobbes, the 17th century English political philosopher, is staring them in the face.
ARIEL COHEN

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 5, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Thursday, April 5, 2007.
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Today is Wednesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2006 with 270 to follow.
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Today is Tuesday, April 5, the 95th day of 2005 with 270 to follow.
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Today is Monday, April 5, the 96th day of 2004 with 270 to follow.
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Today is Saturday, April 5, the 95th day of 2003 with 270 to follow.
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Thinking about life: Altruism an Illusion?

NEW YORK, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- One of the most generous people I know, a doctor, denies that there is such a thing as altruism.
ROGER KIMBALL

Time for Muslims to join modern world

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- The time is pressing for Muslims to join the modern world in a fruitful fashion, the president of an influential Washington think tank declared Monday.
UWE SIEMON-NETTO, UPI Religion Correspondent

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Today is Friday, April 5, the 95th day of 2002 with 270 to follow. The moon is waning, moving toward its new phase.
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Commentary: New World Governance?

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- Citing Thucydides, Livy, Sun-Tsu, Machiavelli, Hobbes and Winston Churchill, author Robert Kaplan said that to lead the world to a system of international gover
LOU MARANO

Civilization: Enemies aren't abnormal

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Cheyenne hunters returning to find their families slaughtered did not attribute mental illness to Pawnee raiders. Why do Americans need to believe their enemies are irrational, or evil incarnate, in order to act against them? Maybe it's because I have a g
LOU MARANO, Culture Correpondent
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Thomas Hobbes (5 April 1588 – 4 December 1679), in some older texts Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury, was an English philosopher, remembered today for his work on political philosophy. His 1651 book Leviathan established the foundation for most of Western political philosophy from the perspective of social contract theory.

Hobbes also contributed to a diverse array of fields, including history, geometry, physics of gases, theology, ethics, general philosophy, and political science. His account of human nature as self-interested cooperation has proved to be an enduring theory in the field of philosophical anthropology. He was one of the main philosophers who founded materialism.

Thomas Hobbes was born in Wiltshire, England on 5 April 1588, some sources say at Malmesbury. Born prematurely on April 5, 1588, when his mother heard of the coming invasion of the Spanish Armada, Thomas Hobbes later reported that "my mother gave birth to twins: myself and fear." His childhood is almost a complete blank, and his mother's name is unknown. His father, also named Thomas, was the vicar of Charlton and Westport. Thomas Sr. abandoned his three children to the care of an older brother, Thomas junior's uncle Francis, when he was forced to flee to London after being involved in a fight with a clergyman outside his own church. Hobbes was educated at Westport church from the age of four, passed to the Malmesbury school and then to a private school kept by a young man named Robert Latimer, a graduate of the University of Oxford. Hobbes was a good pupil, and around 1603 he went up to Magdalen Hall, which is most closely related to Hertford College, Oxford. The principal John Wilkinson was a Puritan, and he had some influence on Hobbes.

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