In Defense of Grand Narratives
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 Marxs break with his Enlightenment forebearers. Marxs 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.