Single Idea 18660

[catalogued under 24. Political Theory / D. Ideologies / 7. Communitarianism / a. Communitarianism]

Full Idea

Communitarians like to say that political theory should pay more attention to the history of each culture.

Gist of Idea

Communitarians say we should pay more attention to our history


Will Kymlicka (Contemporary Political Philosophy (1st edn) [1990], 6.4.c)

Book Reference

Kymlicka,Will: 'Contemporary Political Philosophy (1st edn)' [OUP 1992], p.228

A Reaction

I like this. Kylicka says communitarians tend not to do this, partly because history might reveal an unpleasant basis for present society (such as English country house life benefiting from slavery). The ignorance of history among politicians appals me.