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The issue is possibly one of semantics, again. Obama bringing along the "end of ideology", or Habermas speaking of a post-modern society, hardly mean that there will be no more ideology. If we look at the context, it (hopefully) means the end of ideological excesses, as in refusing evidence and camping on one's fundamentalist positions.

As to Marx and his historical materialism, this smells to me as we're exactly in the middle of the previous debate about the interraction between science and spirituality.

After all I lean to say that Marx's anti-ideology position was not limited to capitalism. Ideology is more than just a set of ideas, it bears the grain of ideal, of utopia, and as such it is hardly compatible with historical materialism, which deals with society in a, well, scientifical manner.

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by ValentinD (walentijn arobase free spot franša) on Thu Jun 4th, 2009 at 12:02:40 AM EST

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