Terry Eagleton on Capitalism

‘Advanced capitalism is not the kind of regime that need exact too much spiritual commitment from its subjects. Zeal is more to be feared than encouraged. As long as the populace get out of bed, roll into work, consume, pay their taxes, and refrain from beating up police officers, what goes on in their heads and hearts is for much of the time a strictly secondary affair’.

Terry Eagleton: Reason, Faith, and Revolution: Reflections on the God Debate (New Haven and London, Yale University Press, 2009), pp.145-146.

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