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On Fraternity: Politics beyond liberty and equality

Danny Kruger, April 2007

In an age of big government and unbridled consumerism, people are searching for the local and particular, for a politics beyond power and money. Fraternity is sustained not by private will or state coercion, but by social authority, the culture of persuasion which operates in a family or a community. It exists in the neighbourhood and the network, in all the private and public associations that bind the nation together. Drawing on the writings of Locke, Burke and Hegel, Danny Kruger sketches the philosophical framework of this new battle of ideas.

“The most thoughtful publication of the year”
Daniel Hannan, Telegraph

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