Ever since the Soviet Empire collapsed, a mantra of Western political analysis has been “the death of ideology.”
The argument is that, having experimented with a variety of ideologies, from nationalism to Fascism and Nazism and, more recently, Khomeinism, mankind has concluded that trying to organize and regulate its life based on ideological tenets is dangerous in the short-run and deadly in the long-run.
But what if ur-ideology is making a comeback in new forms, indicating that organizing human life, solely on the basis of rationality, may not be as easy as we thought a decade ago?
By the 1980s it …read more
Source: ASHARQ AL-AWSAT