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37 Such ridiculous fantasies, he said, needed to be struck down in pursuit of ‘sobriety and intellectual order’. He vented against ‘ridiculous daydreamers’,38 determining instead that ‘It is necessary to create sober, patient people who do not despair in the face of the worst horrors and who do not become exuberant with every silliness. ’39 The origin of this expression has been the object of curiosity among scholars. According to W John Morgan, for example, ‘Pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will’ was in reality an aphorism borrowed from the French writer and Nobel laureate Romain Rolland.
5 The most famous example of Frankfurt’s stance on popular culture is, of course, Adorno and Horkheimer’s essay, ‘The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception’. 11 A ‘mass deception’ indeed. Certainly, much of Adorno and Horkheimer’s essay is deliberately overstated by the rhetorical use of ‘provocative exaggeration’. It is a technique that goads the reader into a reaction and thus engaging with material that they might otherwise have held at an ideological distance. It is also empirically refutable, for capitalism, surely, is not essentially ideologically self-reflexive.
Like Bloch, they believed that crude economics and ‘holy writ’ Marxism were not sufficient to explain the status quo – especially when the revolution that Marx and Engels had described as ‘inevitable’ had still not come to be. Even after the First World War, when surely ordinary people should have seen that their class interests transcended their (increasingly enforced) national allegiances, capital still held sway. For Bloch, though, art and culture (including popular and even bourgeois culture) showed the path to a better future for everyone: a future without class, oppression or humiliation.
A Critical Theory of Creativity: Utopia, Aesthetics, Atheism and Design by Richard Howells (auth.)