Political Justice: A Traditional Conservative Case for an Alternative Society

Political Justice: A Traditional Conservative Case for an Alternative Society

by Alexander J. Illingworth

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Overview

Political Justice is a traditional conservative case for an alternative society, in a world which has lost its moral compass.

With a sound mixture of common sense and clear-sighted temperance, Political Justice reconstructs classical philosophy through direct dialogue with modern liberalism, dismantling the fallacies and follies of the latter brick by brick, even while rediscovering the principles of a just political order. Neglecting neither our most cherished and deeper heritage, nor the best of classical liberalism, A. J. Illingworth guides the reader step by step through a lucid investigation of the political and social structure right for European peoples, culminating in a vision of a society which is capable as much of securing us in our liberties, as encouraging us in our virtue.



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ISBN-13: 9781910524145
Publisher: Arktos Media Ltd
Publication date: 11/05/2018
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

A. J. Illingworth is a British writer. In 2015 he was involved in the foundation of The Burkean, an online publication aimed at conservative students in the Anglophone world, and he has written extensively on British and European conservatism. His work focuses primarily on political philosophy, the history and development of traditional conservatism, and religion, with his personal political project being the earnest quest for virtuous political and social governance after the Aristotelian tradition.

Table of Contents

Preface

Book I: Political Institutions

Introduction

Reading Political History

The Foundation of Morality

Moral Improvement

The Influence of Institutions Refuted

Perpetual Human Improvement

Perception and Liberty

Luxury and Decadence

Book II: Principles of Society

Introduction

Morality and Justice

Suicide and Lawful Killing

Duty

Equality

Human Rights

The Value of Private Opinion

Book III: Principles of Government

Introduction

The Social Contract

Political Promises

Political Authority

The Purpose of Legislation

Obedience

Forms of Government

Appendix to Book III: Revolutions

Organised Opposition

Revolution

Instituting Reform

Book IV: Legislative and Executive Power

Introduction

Education of the Elite

Life of the Elite

Benevolent Dictatorships

Ministries

Subjects and Citizens

The Monarch

Limited Executives

Titles

High Culture and Government

The Features of Democracy

War

Democracies and War

Militaries

The Composition of Government

Parliaments

Appendix to Book IV: Further Remarks on Political Society

Freedom of Religion

Loyalties

Libels

National Education

The Fraud of Economics

Book V: Crime and Punishment

Introduction

Coercion and Ethics

Policing

The Categorisation of Crime

The Path to Anarchy

Evidence

The Institutions of Law

Pardons

Book VI: Property and Technology

Introduction

Property and Income

Luxury and Poverty

Sloth

Permanency and Vice

Population

The Impracticability of Equality

Conclusions

Select Bibliography

Acknowledgements

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