Antisocial Liberalism…

Antisocial liberalism combines a belief in liberty as the ultimate end of politics with ignorance of the immaterial functions of collective life. While libertarians might think that an absence of government can exist alongside group identity and ritual, antisocial liberals do not care. With no sense of allegiance towards anything beyond their immediate friends and relatives they do not understand the value of heritage, tradition and public spiritedness. Such people tend to think more abstractly than intuitively, and to live in bubbles where peace, comfort and social trust feel more like facts of life than hard-won, fragile privileges. Many of them are economists and very few are poor.

About bsixsmith

I am a writer of stories and poems - published by Every Day Fiction, The London Journal of Fiction, 365 Tomorrows and Det Poetiske Bureau - and a columnist for Quillette, Areo and Bombs & Dollars.
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2 Responses to Antisocial Liberalism…

  1. An Gíogóir says:

    Good points. I’ve stumbled across you blog. I’ve enjoyed it so far. Keep up the good work.


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