Long intimidating immense and rational derangement of all the senses
People living by capitalist understandings of the world have, over the past four centuries, felt driven to compel those who do not think and live as they do, to change.They have committed their lives to a refashioned world, to a capitalist world.We pose and attempt to answer the question: century; the century when, in western European thought, 'the economy' became clearly differentiated from 'the social', a distinct environment with its own laws and interests.In chapter 4 we explore the century in Western European history when the turmoil of previous centuries had distilled into a new version of 'objective reality' for those who held the reins of power.This will enable us to get capitalism into contextual perspective.
Finding out who we are can be an unsettling experience.
Not only do human beings gild memories of experiences in their own lifetimes, they are extremely adept at reinventing those of their historical past.
It can be an educative experience to strip away what the French philosopher Voltaire called the 'fable upon which we are all agreed'.
It's time we, living in capitalist countries, got ourselves into perspective.
Over the past three centuries, people living in Western (capitalist) countries have increasingly imposed their understanding of reality on others.
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Now, they are becoming aware of a growing antipathy toward 'The West' around the world.