ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Wealth and Poverty of Nations-Even Heretics Remain Bound by Traditional Thought

Even Heretics Remain Bound by Traditional Thought Andre Gunder Frank In contrast to the view expressed in the foregoing article, the author of this article regards the modernity-tradition dichotomy as a liberal obfuscation. Liberals fail to, or do not wish to, see the historical relationship between so-called modernism and traditionalism which, unlike what even self- styled liberal heretics such as Myrdal, Galbraith and Rostow might say, are not distinct characteristics peculiar to particular regions of the world but are the result of an international system, which exploits many for the benefit of the few. What is commonly called modernity is the result of the creation and maintenance of the so-called traditional characteristics of Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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