By Alan Kahan
For the prior one hundred fifty years, Western intellectuals have trumpeted contempt for capitalism and capitalists. they've got written novels, performs, and manifestos to illustrate the evils of the commercial approach within which they stay. Dislike and contempt for the bourgeoisie, the center sessions, undefined, and trade were a in demand trait of best Western writers and artists. Mind vs. Money is an analytical heritage of ways and why such a lot of intellectuals have adverse capitalism. it's also an issue for the way this competition will be tempered.
Historically, intellectuals have expressed their rejection of capitalism via many alternative activities, together with nationalism, anti-Semitism, socialism, fascism, communism, and the Nineteen Sixties counterculture. Hostility to capitalism takes new varieties this present day. The anti-globalization, eco-friendly, communitarian, and New Age hobbies are all examples. Intellectuals provide such activities the legitimacy and management they'd another way lack. What unites radical intellectuals of the 19th century, communists and fascists of the 20 th, and anti-globalization protestors of the twenty-first, besides many different intellectuals now not linked to those events, is their rejection of capitalism. Kahan argues that intellectuals are a completely alienated elite in capitalist societies.
In myriad varieties, and on many fronts, the conflict among brain and funds keeps this present day. Anti-Americanism is one in every of them. american citizens prefer to see their state as a beacon of freedom and prosperity. yet within the eyes of many eu and American intellectuals, while the USA is pointed out with capitalism, it's reworked from ethical beacon into the "Great Satan." this is often only one of the problems Mind vs. Money explores. The clash among brain and cash is the good, unresolved clash of recent society. to finish it, we needs to first comprehend it.