2 obituaries for Jack Greenleaf

W. H. (“Jack”) Greenleaf wrote Oakeshott’s Philosophical Politics (1966) – for many years the best introduction to Oakeshott’s thought that was available, and one that still repays consideration today. His multi-volume The British Political Tradition is built around the post-war Oakeshott’s theory that individualism and collectivism represent the twin poles between which modern politics constantly oscillates.