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A Conversation with Eugene McCarraher
On enchantment and disenchantment, Mammon, "Thomism," capitalism, Christian socialism, Ruskin and Morris and Tawney, Marxism, transhumanism, Romanticism, universalism...inter alia...
[I recently conducted a conversation with the spry and sprightly Eugene McCarraher, Associate Professor of Humanities at Villanova and author of The Enchantments of Mammon: How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity. We ranged widely but not erratically over a number of topics (vide supra), and on the whole a good time was had by all.
Excuse the raspiness of my voice. As has been documented with tedious frequency, since 2014 I have suffered from an inflammatory pulmonary condition, and the smoke from the Canadian wildfires had been aggravating the condition for three days when this was recorded.]