Debating the end of history : the marketplace, utopia, and the fragmentation of intellectual life /
Why do modern people assume that there will be perpetual economic growth? Because, David W. Noble tells us in this provocative study of cultural criticism, such a utopian conviction is the necessary foundation for bourgeois culture. One can imagine the existence of modern middle classes only as long...
University of Minnesota Press,
|Series:||Critical American studies series.
- Two-world metaphors, from Plato to Alan Greenspan
- Historians against history
- Economists discover a new New World
- Literary critics become cultural critics
- Ecologists on why history will never end
- When prophecy fails.