We can call a country a community but not the political parties of the country. They are associations. The interests of a community are wider than those of an association, Hence an association is partial, whereas a community is integral. A community is more comprehensive than an association. Community is therefore, more free and wider than even the greatest associations.
Within a community there may exist not only numerous associations but also antagonistic; associations, Ex. Political parties of the communists and democrats. Since an association is organised for a particular interest, we belong to it by virtue of this interest. Membership in an association has only limited significance.