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Michael Lazarus

Michael Lazarus

Michael Lazarus teaches politics and philosophy at Monash University. He works on political theory, normative ethics, and the critique of political economy. (photograph by Kate Meakin)

Michael Lazarus reviews ‘Free: Coming of age at the end of history’ by Lea Ypi

April 2022, no. 441 23 March 2022
‘Freedom’ is a word that slips off the tongue easily. As the moral philosopher Alasdair MacIntyre notes in his essay ‘Freedom and Revolution’: ‘No word has been more cheapened by misuse. No word has experienced more of the tortuous redefinitions of politicians.’ In the essay, MacIntyre turns to Karl Marx to recover the idea that human beings are essentially free. With the same source o ... (read more)