Essay question: For Machiavelli, history is cyclical, whereas for Hobbes, it is progressive. Which case is more compelling? Why?
There are two readings, Leviathan by Hobbes and the Prince by Machiavelli.
A good place to start in Machiavelli is Chapter 14, where he talks about imitation, because this can help us see how Machiavelli thinks we should learn from the past. As for Hobbes, a good place to start is in Chapter 3, where he talks about the different types of guided traynes of imagination, because this can help us see how Hobbes imagines the future. You’ll have to branch outbeyond here, but I suspect that these are good places to start