CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::2. Marx, los marxistas, nosotros::b. Los marxistas y nosotros::11/en

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Classical Marxists lived in a world where the geographical difference between imperialism and dependency, between first and third world, between the poor, the "middle class" and the rich, could be clearly specified. We live in a world where geographical differences have faded: there is first world worldwide, there is third world worldwide too. Where the differences in production system integration, and consumption capacity have been violently radicalized, giving rise to huge sectors of the world population strongly excluded from consumption, and even from the productive system in general, who are not a reserve army of nothing, who do not play virtually any role in the articulation of the world market, as compared to other sectors, of enormous, relative and absolute, quantitative importance, integrated into modern production, progressively increasing their capacity of consumption, their access to the most sophisticated technological goods, their commitment to the system of domination that enables their stressed lives, but with very large appearance of comfort.