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Veblen—an American Rebel


by Lewis Corey — 1935

THERE was something titanic about the solitary thinker who was Thorstein Veblen. In his own fashion, persistently, and in the midst of misunderstanding and abuse, he submitted capitalist civilization to the most devastating criticism ever made by any American scholar. All his works are critical of capitalism; they destroy the ideological masks used as disguises by capitalist apologetics. Nor was his attitude merely destructive, for underlying it all is the perpetually recurring theme of the glorification of workmanship and scorn of the social relations which exploit and degrade it. This is a positive contribution to a new cultural synthesis.


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1935, p. 30-31
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13075, Date Accessed: 12/17/2017 10:30:20 AM

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