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Contributor Archive: Robert Eccleshall

Ideology as Commonsense

The Case of British Conservatism
by / RP 025 (Summer 1980) / Commentary

British conservatism has been a spectacularly successful ideology. The Tory party has  established itself as a particularly resilient vehicle by conveying the ideas and interests of the British ruling class for three hundred years. In doing so, it has provided ideological shelter to different forms of property ownership by withstanding the strains of …

Technology and Liberation

by / RP 011 (Summer 1975) / Article

Critics of capitalism have traditionally considered technological development as subject to the control of dominant interests and thus as one aspect, albeit crucial, of a broader strategy aimed at reproducing existing social relations. In opposition to technological determinists (who hold material progress to be dependent on the number of individuals there happen to be of …