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p. 10313. Can Politics Survive the Twenty‐first Century?locked

  • Kenneth Minogue


‘Can Politics Survive the Twenty-first Century?’ begins with the issue of morality and politics. The concepts of ‘political moralism’ and internationalism are described. The way political moralism works is illustrated by looking at the project that the nationally sovereign state should be replaced by the emerging international moral order. Some aspects of political moralism are analysed by distinguishing between the substance and the style of politics. The substance of political moralism is to be found in the detailed moral attitudes it inculcates: namely that the relief of suffering requires us to be managed by experts who require of us a more self-sacrificing attitude to life.

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