Interview with Ellen Meiksins Wood
Democracy & Capitalism: Friends or Foes?
Wood, Ellen Meiksins
Publisher: New Socialist
Year Published: 1996
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11506
Postmodernist pluralism, just like the old variety, obscures the realities of power in capitalist societies. It also disarms and disintegrates the opposition to capitalism. Postmodernism brings us back to the old and uncritical forms of capitalist ideology, which leave the system fundamentally unchallenged. Marxism -- historical materialism -- is the best foundation for an understanding of the society in which we live and therefore also the best guide in our search for a better one.