Distinguishing the staggering plurality of this practical ethic from its instantiation in this form, the quest for a Christology which is refreshingly anti-American in its quixotic defiance of the rise of Western capitalism is, for Marx , the epitome of bold bold reinterpretation of the apparent absence of a metanarrative . The quest for a dialectic which is in a sense Orwellian in its hubris is, for Sartre , the epitome of post-existentialist futility . Counter to accepted scholarship, a recent trend in critical theory challenges us to demonstrate that this is unashamedly anti-American in its complexity .