The whole episode of the leftist ‘dialectic of the enlightenment’ was brilliant and a failure, and a destructive version of the postmodern fallacy.
Nothing is easier than a critique of the enlightenment, but the marxist canon is actually inferior.
The idea of enlightenment values is a fallacy in any case. Between spinoza, kant, voltaire and the romantic movement what values are in question and why? We address these issues yesterday, but the basic point is that our eonic effect is a safer guide because it enforces a true ‘dialectic of the enlightenment’. Historically, as the kantian ethical socialists warned marxists ended up without any real values due to their reductionist scientism…