Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Rise of the red Tories

This is an important article by Phillip Blond, an English writer who proposes a communitarian alternative to Labour's statism and the Tories' free market neoliberalism, both of which, he argues, lead to a hypertrophied state and atomized individuals.

Here is the lead-in: The crisis is an opportunity to sweep away the rotten postwar settlement of British politics. Labour is moribund. But David Cameron has a chance to develop a "red Tory" communitarianism, socially conservative but sceptical of neoliberal economics


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