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CM assignment (425)

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Briefly, these illustrations give a chaotic and ghostly form to Marx and Engels’s Faustian metaphor of the bourgeoisie as a sorcerer’s apprentice, unable to control the energies it has invoked. The massive, top-hatted machines unleash their destruction, producing the strange bat-winged, ticker-tape headed spirits of finance capitaism, suggesting a reinscription of the image of solid sublimating to gas.

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