A Holiday Inn of Bourgeois Virtue  

In a celebrated passage of “The Economic Ethic of World Religions,” Max Weber remarked that often, “like switchmen,” the “world images” created by ideas have “determined the tracks along which action has been pushed by the dynamic of interest.” In …



(Un)Reason and its Modern Adventures  

THE DESTRUCTION OF REASON, by Georg Lukacs. London: Merlin Press and Atlantic Highlands, N.J.: Humanities Press. 865 pp. $27.50. MARXISM AND MODERNISM: AN HISTORICAL STUDY OF LUKACS,BRECHT, BENJAMIN AND ADORNO, by Eugene Lunn. Berkeley: University of California Press. 331 pp. …



The Politics of the Powerless  

“The working men have no country,” reads a famous passage in The Communist Manifesto. “We cannot take from them what they have not got.” Marx and Engels add that with its penetration of world markets, the bourgeoisie was universalizing capitalist …