Q. 8. Communitarianism.
Ans. With the demise of true socialism as a viable intellectual force, communitarianism is now the most active philosophical opposition to libertarianism.
Communitarianism is usually presented in a vague terms, but it is probably best understood as a mild form of collectivism or democratic socialism. The theory is based on a two-dimensional political grid that rejects the one-dimensional, liberal-conservative spectrum.
The Communitarians think that individualistic political theory takes us to far from our social ends and the common good. This gives the individual feelings of seperatedness from the social ends.