Thus the relationship is external, not
internal, and depends on a free (or what I call a compulsorily free)
choice, based only on whatever abstract principles they can agree on.
This is Mrs. Thatcher's world, a world in which society does not exist,
only individuals. Is that the world of TWL?
You might be interested in Wyndham Lewis' THE LION AND THE FOX.
Much as the Enlightenment folk liked to think that
various political configurations were incarnated from the
abstract and just got plunked into place, in fact they
tended, in Europe to evolve out of tribal configurations
in which what little political structure existed was quite
organic in nature. Chief or chieftain means Headman.
As Lewis makes eminently clear, the King is the head of the
body (politic). There is an organic unity. Cf. Shakespeare
in whose plays the King doesn't enter, England enters.
Dr. Peter C. Montgomery
Dept. of English
3100 Foul Bay Rd.
Victoria, BC CANADA V8P 5J2
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