‘There is no such thing as society’, Margaret Thatcher once said. Society = O = Zero. Leftleaning liberals love to hate her for this statement, as it symbolises her whole ideological project of neo-liberal capitalism that has changed British society forever. But should we simply join in with the popular refrain ‘It’s the society, stupid!’, or is there perhaps a certain truth in her statement? Is there zero value in the thing called society, or is there something more to it?
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