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  • Wednesday, March 22, 2006

    Blair's grim pact has no place in a democracy

    This piece, from today's Guardian makes a rather worthwhile read:

    This conception of the social contract is indeed a theory of state, but it is not a democratic one. For we are not consumers who buy our security and we are not living in Hobbes's imaginary state of terror. Nor can deploying management-consultancy jargon and business practices help us govern our collective public space. This country possesses a rich philosophy, language and tradition of liberty and democratic life that confront and vanquish the bleak model presented by Hobbes.

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