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Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part XVII

It’s become necessary to start viewing conservatism and liberalism as two sides of the same tarnished coin so as to be able to discard the entire paradigm and reinvent a new one. Read More »

Hobbes and Locke Revisited: The Foundations of the Modern Liberal State, Part I

MacPherson succeeded in articulating a full-blown, state of the art theory of modern day liberalism, a theory which hasn't been refuted as yet: "the political theory of possessive individualism," he called it. Its success derives from having merged the economic, market-related features of a modern-day society with the political ones. Read More »