A City Guide To Nageswari for To be a political animal today”with all the rules, regulations, and responsibilities that political life entails”means to give up a great deal of one’s natural negative liberty. With the natural liberty of the primitive individual forever lost, Rousseau believes that social man must develop a worthy substitute, namely, positive liberty. To achieve positive liberty, however, one’s integration in society must become more, not less, extensive. For Rousseau the alternatives were clear and stark: The source of human misery is the contradiction between man and citizen, he writes. Give him wholly to the state or to himself . . . A City Guide To Nageswari 2016.