The Athenians in Thucydides’s Melian dialogue, Machiavelli in both The Prince and Discourses, and Hobbes all argue for a variation of “might makes right”. Discuss how each author defines the role of strength/force/might in establishing authority. Compare the different versions, noting how they are similar and in what ways they differ, e.g., in terms of legitimacy, honor, effectiveness, stability, and who holds power.