chapter  6
18 Pages

Political Principles of Illiberalism

WithPeter L. P. Simpson

Political life is the life of those who make up the community, so people must ask who those are who make up communities. There would appear to be two general principles in need of being observed if citizenship is to be real and broad, and especially if communities are to be federated with others in some way. What these two principles are and the need for them can be deduced in two ways. Socialism, by contrast, has made the principle of bringing people together the essence of political life and has striven so to organize things that, as its name implies, all the people come to form a single social unit. Things necessary to community but tools or materials and not parts proper are principally those to do with material provisions, such as food, clothing, shelter, and the things for making and providing them.