1. According to Hegel, the State is “the divine idea as it exists on earth.” (Baird, Vol. IV, pg. 84). Using your own words do your best to explain this claim in light of Hegel’s notion of history as the dialectical movement of the divine self-mediation of Geist. Do you tend to agree or disagree? Why?
2. According to Marx, one of the bad things about capitalism is that it alienates workers from their species-being. What does Marx mean by this? Do you agree or disagree?