The Property Cult

At its essence, right-wing politics is a centuries-long defence of property and the propertied.

Illustration by Montse Galbany.

The classical philosophical texts of ancient Greece which, in many ways, form the basis of contemporary political thought were consumed by the question of democracy. This isn’t a surprise — there was no ‘Greece’ as such at the time of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, but a series of city-states each governed by rival and distinct […]

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