Re: [OPE-L] The role of irrational beliefs

From: glevy@PRATT.EDU
Date: Sun Apr 16 2006 - 11:07:53 EDT

Doesn't the existence of the capitalist state, nationalism, and militarist
rivarly among imperialist nations pre-suppose the production and
reproduction of a certain kind of irrationality?  I.e. isn't a certain
amount of irrationality, often passing as nationalism, structurally
_necessary_ for the reproduction of capitalism?  I'm thinking here, in
part, of 'necessary illusions' a la Chomsky.

In solidarity, Jerry

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