by Terry Eagleton

Raymond Williams writes in the ‘community’ entry in Keywords that ‘unlike all other terms of social organisation — state, nation, society, etc. — it seems never to be used unfavourably’. This, of course, was before the days of US communitarianism, which seems to mean, among some other finer things, that if you smoke on the street or commit adultery down in South Carolina your neighbours come round in a gang and beat you up … Read More