Doctrinaire Liberalism

Doctrinaire Liberalism Anthony Arblaster ••• the liberal rarely needs to be ashamed of the realities created in his name as the socialist has to be much of the time. (Ralf Dahrendorf <1» Liberal writers, at least in the last forty years, have made a speciality of claiming that, unlike almost all other doctrines, and certainly […]

What’s so Right about Adam Smith?

71 72 his endorsement of the latter as opposed to the former see PhiLosophy of Right, para.67, and also my discussion in the earlier noted article in Radical, PhiLosophy 26. Phenomeno Logy, para. 196 . This is clearer in the discussion in the EnayaZopaedia: BegeL’s PhiLosophy What’ 5 73 of Mind, trans. lVallace and Findlay […]

Self help

What, then, should the new relationship between society and individual consist of? First, it involves a new concept of citizenship, in which rights and responsibilities go together.… As is so clear the more you examine the rise in crime and social disorder in Britain, the problem has been that the Left has tended to undervalue […]

The fate of the body politic

Whatever happened to the idea of the body politic? For those interested in social and political thought this is a pertinent question, since these fields have in recent years become saturated with discussions of the body. The loss of confidence in previously established categories has provoked a widespread return to the body as the basis […]

Necro-economics

Louis Althusser began Reading Capital with the statement, ʻWe have all certainly read and are all reading [Marxʼs] Capital.ʼ While Althusser is undoubtedly addressing here his seminar, the focus of which was precisely Marxʼs Capital, the sentence that follows elevates the act of reading this particular text to the status of the universal: the entire […]

Elasticity of demand

Elasticity of demand Reflections on The Wire John kraniauskas Can’t reason with the pushermanFinance is al that he understandsCurtis Mayfield, ‘Lit le Child Runnin’ Wild’David Simon and Edward Burns’s TV series The Wire (HBO, 2002–08) opens with a killing and builds from there, over five seasons and sixty hours of television. What it narrates is […]