Ideology. Every time you think it has died, they bring it back to life. I’m saying that in my best Al Pacino voice.

Anyway, there has been a long tradition in politics, and in the political economy, of “pragmatism”, and most recently — starting about 30 years ago — of the end of ideology. An element of immediate post-Cold War “endism” was the belief that the debate around ideology had been settled.

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