comm._manifesto 2008

comm._manifesto 2008 - Why capitalism gives lots of...

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Why capitalism gives lots of promises it can’t meet, thus creating its own gravediggers
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let start  with the happy ending, so we  know where we re heading  Universalism (a summary term describing some of modernity’s biggest promises) all people are equally respected, equally able to contribute their reasonable ideas (only reasonable people need apply) to important decisions about society No one is trapped in their own local culture, religion, or any other “particularistic” way of life; people can communicate and understand each other globally.
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First, capitalism creates  a working class by  making work, and  workers, into mere  commodities p. 475:  "It has pitilessly torn asunder the motley feudal ties that bound  man to his  natural superiors  and has left remaining no other nexus  between man and man than naked self-interest, than callous  cash  payment.   p. 476b: All fixed, fast-frozen relations, with their train of ancient and  venerable prejudices and opinions, are swept away, all new-formed 
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This note was uploaded on 10/08/2010 for the course SOCI 370 taught by Professor Hashem during the Spring '08 term at USC.

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