Which one is the meaning of 'a theory of political human nature'?
- a theory of the political nature of humans
- a theory of the nature of political humans
I myself guess the first one is meant.
The phrase in context, from Political Ideals (1917) by Bertrand Russell:
It may be said that the power of officials is much less dangerous than the power of capitalists, because officials have no economic interests that are opposed to those of wage-earners. But this argument involves far too simple a theory of political human nature—a theory which orthodox socialism adopted from the classical political economy,...