There are thus three types of aristocracy, natural, elective and hereditary. The first is suited only to primitive peoples; the third is the worst of all governments; the second is the best, and this is aristocracy in the true sense of the word.
Great Ideas #8: The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau
The more philosophy I read the better I understand Lost. Or is that the other way around?
History of Social Contracts
Rousseau's Social Contract
Rousseau is cool