Society dissolved by ‘community’, and then Thatcher dies.

For the first time in 25 years I mention Thatcher and the next morning she dies.

My latest piece for the Currente Calamo column in The Fortnightly Review went up last night.

Whatever happened to society? It can’t have been Thatcher who erased it from consciousness, despite her famous ‘who is society? There is no such thing’ comment in 1987 (misconstrued as it was by the left). She was basically attacking the confusion of state with society. No wonder the luvvies didn’t like it, for who could love the state more than the left? And who could hate society more?

Thatcher was right about some things and wrong about others, but despite all the self-congratulatory biliousness now being expressed at her death, I think in the end she lost.


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