Margaret Thatcher shared with Thomas Hobbes, the great English political philosopher, a typically British, myth-busting receptivity to common-sense. Thatcher saw through the self-serving rhetoric of moralists whose ideals were bankrupting the economy. She pushed government to basic accounting principles and put Britain back on track. Yet “there is no such thing as society” is the…
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Chris Allsobrook is a lecturer in philosophy at St Augustine College and a politics research associate with the University of Johannesburg. He is also managing editor for the social and political theory journal Theoria and serves a two-year-old child in his spare time.
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