May 7th, 2015
Episode 485 of 1761 episodes
‘The common good’ has become a kind of mantra in contemporary Western politics, but we seem to have little clarity about what we mean when we say it. Is it simply an interchangeable term for fairness or social cohesion? We soon discover that the idea of 'the common good' has a richer heritage than is comprehended by either of these terms. So what is it, and is it even possible today?