Commodification <debate>

Sat, 2 Mar 1996 15:12:00 PST

McCreery ends his very interesting post by commenting:

"But the use values of education and patriotic
pride on the one hand and mindless recreation on the other are,
it seems, apparent to those who purchase them. To assert that
mystification is at work one has to assume a third-party
perspective from which it is claimed that something else,
something false, is going on, about which only that perspective
reveals the truth. But where, dear children of the post-modern
world, is the absolute frame of reference within which such a
claim is tenable?"

As usual, McCreery has deftly pointed to the essential issue.

D. Read