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Questions about the treatise 'Le contrat social ou Principes du droit politique' ('The Social Contract', 1762) by Jean-Jacques Rousseau. Use this tag with [jean-jacques-rousseau] and [french-literature].

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Why is Rousseau saying that “[…] Russia was civilized too soon”?

In The Social Contract, Jean-Jacques Rousseau says [...] Russia will never be really civilized, because it was civilized too soon What is he referring to, when saying it was civilized too soon, ...