Notes - recession and then there will be a workers revolution o Historical materialism is an invisible ideology because we don’t even realize it

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Why must capitalism spread to all corners of the globe? o It needs markets This minimizes nationalism, tradition, culture- which minimizes communism Marx: If a revolution happened too soon, there wouldn’t be enough goods that need to sustain the revolution. Marx believed capitalists should unionize and exploit workers so the workers will revolt and create a communism. o China tries to industrialize and this doesn’t work. They then decide to allow some capitalism in some villages then it becomes all villages then they decide to try capitalism in the more urban areas. o China is a communist nation run by the communist party and is one of the most successful free-market economies in the world. Marx: free-market economies- when there is too much demand, there will be a
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Unformatted text preview: recession and then there will be a workers revolution o Historical materialism is an invisible ideology because we don’t even realize it o What happens the day after a revolution? Marx hardly ever writes about this You can’t go from capitalism to communism in one day because people aren’t going to cooperate. They need to be re-educated Bourgeoisie values Sot realism o Communism- Vanguard of the Proletariat • Pragmatism: anti-foundationalist (Rorty was a anti-foundationalist) o Rorty’s system calls for 3 things Avoid cruelty Self-creation Best works o Irony- what I think is best is best, but I am biased o...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor N/ during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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