MacIntyre’s use of the term “modern liberal individualism” in philosophy is not equivalent to “liberalism” in contemporary politics. Some readers interpreted MacIntyre’s rejection of “modern liberal individualism” to mean that he is a political conservative ( AV , 3 rd ed., p. xv), but MacIntyre uses “modern liberal individualism” to name a much broader category that includes both liberals and conservatives in contemporary American political parlance, as well as some Marxists and anarchists (See ASIA , pp. 280-284). Conservatism, liberalism, Marxism, and anarchism all present the autonomous individual as the unit of civil society (see “ The Theses on Feuerbach : A Road Not Taken.”); none of these political theories can provide a well-developed conception of the common good; and none of them can adequately explain or justify any shared pursuit of any common good.
Chikonzero (Chiko) Chazunguza studied at the Institute of Pictorial Arts in Sofia Bulgaria, where he earned his MFA majoring in the classical modes of printmaking, drawing and painting, later turning to memories of indigenous Zimbabwean art as a source of inspiration for experiment. Investigating indigenous knowledge systems, Chiko’s works exist as models for individual thought and action that are sensitive to the needs of the collective. Amongst his most compelling works are those that reinstate for the viewer a sense of ritual order and of life’s deeper mysteries, alongside proffering incisive, yet subtle social analysis.