By Alan Kahan
For the earlier one hundred fifty years, Western intellectuals have trumpeted contempt for capitalism and capitalists. they've got written novels, performs, and manifestos to illustrate the evils of the industrial process within which they stay. Dislike and contempt for the bourgeoisie, the center sessions, undefined, and trade were a well known trait of major Western writers and artists. Mind vs. Money is an analytical background of ways and why such a lot of intellectuals have adverse capitalism. it's also an issue for a way this competition may be tempered.
Historically, intellectuals have expressed their rejection of capitalism via many alternative activities, together with nationalism, anti-Semitism, socialism, fascism, communism, and the Sixties counterculture. Hostility to capitalism takes new types this present day. The anti-globalization, eco-friendly, communitarian, and New Age pursuits are all examples. Intellectuals provide such events the legitimacy and management they'd another way lack. What unites radical intellectuals of the 19th century, communists and fascists of the 20th, and anti-globalization protestors of the twenty-first, besides many different intellectuals now not linked to those events, is their rejection of capitalism. Kahan argues that intellectuals are a completely alienated elite in capitalist societies.
In myriad kinds, and on many fronts, the conflict among brain and funds keeps this present day. Anti-Americanism is one among them. american citizens prefer to see their kingdom as a beacon of freedom and prosperity. yet within the eyes of many ecu and American intellectuals, whilst the US is pointed out with capitalism, it truly is remodeled from ethical beacon into the "Great Satan." this can be only one of the problems Mind vs. Money explores. The clash among brain and cash is the nice, unresolved clash of recent society. to finish it, we needs to first comprehend it.
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Mind vs. Money: The War Between Intellectuals and Capitalism by Alan Kahan