No Such Thing as Society?: Individualism and Community by John Kingdom
Margaret Thatcher's declaration "There is no such thing as society" captured the essence of a political vision and opened an era that was to bear her name and bequeath to the 1990s a legacy which cannot be ignored. This book argues that there is such a thing as society and that the creation of political structures which enshrine communal values is vital. In developing this argument, the author examines the intellectual and moral underpinnings of the Thatcherite doctrine which seemingly found in modern British political culture a deep vein of individualist sympathy. The book is deliberately polemic and is intended to engage, challenge and promote thought and debate.