Erik Manton

Ideology and the Politics of the “chorismos”: Patocka’s Critique of Ideology

Since the Fall of the Wall in 1989, there has been a desperate search for some new dogma to fill the vacuum left by the collapse of Communism. While this search has been manifested as the reemergence of traditional religions and the adoption of new-age cults, it has also included questions concerning the structure and nature of future political systems. Much debate has been devoted to whether and how these political systems should be used, whether by importation of Western models or renewal of older traditions, and there is also still discussion about the possibility of a “third way….
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