CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::1. El gesto de Lukacs::13/en

From Carlos Pérez Soto
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Of course the Soviet scholasticism is buried, and rightfully so, especially as an impossible legitimation of the infamous totalitarian dictatorships that called themselves socialist. And although the bankruptcy of the Third International is even more drastic and dramatic than the one of the Second, many of the arguments in this book are directed against this type of Marxism, which has been considered the only real and genuine Marxism. But my intention is not to speak in the name of the Marxism that was, but of a possible Marxism, one that could be. Today very few would be willing to defend this tradition, at least without significant shares of self-criticism and review. The problem I think is most important is not to settle scores with the past, now that we have a long history of dramatic masoquisms, but rather think about the possible future.