June 12, 2010

From Weight Watchers to State Watchers: Towards a Narrative of Liberalism

A review of Alan S. Kahan's Mind vs. Money: The War between Intellectuals and Capitalism.
Key materials
Contact us
To speak with a scholar or learn more on this topic, visit our contact page.

Alan Kahan’s Mind vs. Money: The War between Intellectuals and Capitalism (Transaction Publishers, 2010) treats intellectuals as a class and tells of intellectuals’ yearning to play the role of cleric and aristocrat. Kahan says that intellectuals are necessarily alienated from “capitalism.” This essay discusses Kahan’s erudite and insightful—though sometimes exasperating—work, and takes the opportunity to develop some ideas on the topic, ideas in line with Hayek’s thought.

Read this article at SpringerLink.