Farrell’s take on formalism
His “conspiracy” is that axis power elites after the war ended up in cahoots with the ally power elites. HMU bros if this is true. He has hundreds of pages devoted to this thesis so I’m only going to provisionally speculate that 1, 4, and 5 here have misled him into seeing “fascists” in power everywhere like they have most people. Judging by the material conditions, i.e. the belief-nexus that the academy, media, and corporacracy (which are all simultaneously equal to and downstream from 1, 4, and 5) consistently try to instill in people’s minds, there are no “fascists” among them to be found. Nonetheless this is still a great book on 1, 4, and 5 so far. 1 and 5, otherwise known as the ones who gave you many of the opinions you think are your own. He says 5 originated from the geopolitical situation between the US and Russia after WWII. That they’ve had an experimental “patch” of their own for 70ish years now, keeping much of their intellectual culture secret – seems plausible.