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Politics Podcast

ABC Radio National

News & Politics

Michelle Grattan reports from Canberra each weekday on Breakfast. Counterpoint and Late Night Live dip into all sides of political commentary and, if it's serious news, it'll be discussed all over RN from RN Drive to Sunday Extra.

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Politics and the Common Good

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?

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