New Critisticuffs text: Love of the State in the time of Covid

Submitted by critisticuffs on June 7, 2020

We have written a new text on mistaken ideas about the State in the light of the current pandemic.

...[T]he claim to scientific rule by the British State is met with disbelief given the COVID-19 death toll, for example by those who think that the State has yet to be appropriated by the Left to realise its reasonable potential. Rather “incompetence” is the word of the time. The mistake at the heart of this critique is the presumption that the purpose of the Government’s interventions is purely to minimise the death toll; on the contrary, reason is still at the heart of the decisions, but it is reason with a different target than that assumed.