Yesterday on ConservativeHome’s CentreRight, I asked “Do ideas matter?” and began discussing the Big Society:

The idea of the Big Society has a rich, pragmatic heritage. For me, it is about altruistic individuals in positive relationships. Some of those relationships will be charitable, some personal and some commercial. All are social, because society is the cooperative action of individuals, not the coercive power of the State.

It generated some interesting comments: read more via CentreRight: Conservatism, liberalism and the little platoons – do ideas matter?.

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