In Defense of Grand Narratives

Schulman, Jason
Publisher:  Jacobin, New York, USA
Year Published:  2011
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13316

The postmodernist attack on Marxism conflates the crudities of “Marxism-Leninism” with the thought of Marx himself. Its critique of Enlightenment rationality fails on its own terms, but it also fails to discern Marx’s break with his Enlightenment forebearers. Marx’s goal — the emancipation of the human individual from need and the flowering of “rich individuality” — is not that of rationalism, Hegelianism or classical political economy.

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