The myth of society: Every act is selfish

Author’s note: This post is the third in a series which explores the political mythos which encompasses modern conceptions of society. The first part can be read here. The second can be read here. The foundation of the Western liberal tradition is property rights. To paraphrase Machiavelli, a man will sooner forgive the death of a parent than the seizure of his patronage. One can’t choose one’s parents. One can purchase goods that are a…

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