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Ideology always comes back

Non-ideological times like ours cause ideological politics to appear on the outskirts

By AC Grayling   March 2015

Churchill: ©US Library of Congress

Is there such a thing as non-ideological politics? The “advanced democracies of the developed world”—a resonant phrase—might regard themselves as non-ideological in the sense that they are not like the Soviet Union was, or like North Korea and Iran are today: governed by a great, over-arching idea about how the ultimate social and economic felicity of the people is to be achieved.

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