This week we are readin all of chapters 13 & 17 of Hobbes Leviathan. This reading is less than 10 pages in length, and contain the core of Hobbes’ arguement for monarchism.
Additionally we are reading the following paragraphs from chapters 11(¶1&2) 14(¶1-10,18) 15(¶1-5), as they contain some helpful context on his definitions and background assumptions about human nature (less than 9 pages). The rest of these chapters are still fun to read but Hobbes has a tendency to digress.
Here is a link to a pdf of the book.