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Single Idea 20557

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / b. Against communitarianism]

Full Idea

Community is about membership and inclusion. But that means it is also about non-membership and exclusion.

Gist of Idea

Membership and inclusion in a community implies non-membership and exclusion


Adam Swift (Political Philosophy (3rd ed) [2014], 4 'Conc')

Book Reference

Swift,Adam: 'Political Philosophy (3rd edn)' [Polity 2014], p.184

A Reaction

I'm a fan of communitarianism (focused on Aristotle's life of individual virtue for each citizen), but I'm beginning to see that it has a poisonous cousin travelling under the same name. The cousin's rallying cries focus on aliens and enemies.