By Jim Smyth
Philosophers, political scientists, economists and historians embraced the meant ‘end of ideology’ and fetishized ‘value-free’ procedure and research. This flip is healthier understood within the context of the cultural chilly struggle during which ‘ideology’ served as shorthand for Marxist, however it additionally drew at the wealthy assets and traditions of English empiricism and a Burkean scepticism approximately summary idea generally. sarcastically, cultural critics and historians equivalent to Raymond Williams and E.P. Thompson confirmed at present that the thick catalogue of English ethical, aesthetic and social critique may be placed to altogether diversified reasons. Jim Smyth the following indicates that, regardless of being allergic to McCarthy-style vulgarity, British intellectuals within the Nineteen Fifties operated inside of strong chilly warfare paradigms the entire same.
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