Danny Kruger

Danny Kruger is chief executive of Only Connect and former speechwriter to David Cameron MP, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.

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On Fraternity : Politics Beyond Liberty & Equality (2007)Edit

Civitas: Institute for the Study of Civil Society ISBN 9781903386576
  • Liberalism is the philosophy of the individual. Its ethic is liberty and its characteristic is autonomy — the freedom of the will from external constraint. It says "I shall…".
    Socialism is the philosophy of the state. Its ethic is equality and its characteristic is coercion — the power, in the last resort, to exert force over individuals and groups. It says "you must…".
    Conservatism is the philosophy of society. Its ethic is fraternity and its characteristic is authority — the non-coercive social persuasion which operates in a family or a community. It says "we should…".
    • "Triangulation", p. 13
  • Where the Left imagine social justice to be the realization of certain abstract ideas — equality and emancipation — the Right see it as a system of naturally occurring and beneficial relationships. Social justice is the fulfilment of the individual's need for positive liberty through social membership.
    • "Fraternity". p. 52

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