Tuesday, April 28, 2009
All out of context.
"If material reality is called the world of exchange value, and any culture whatever refuses to accept the domination of that world, then it is true that such refusal is illusory as long as the existent exists... [yet] in the face of the lie of the commodity world, even the lie that denounces it becomes a corrective. That culture so far has failed is no justification for furthering its failure." - Adorno, Minima Moralia, 44. As quoted by Jameson in Late Marxism, 47.