CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::2. Marx, los marxistas, nosotros::c. Marx::09/en

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In depth, on the other hand, there are revolutions when there are changes in the forms of work, as in pre-modern technological revolutions, opening the division of labor, e.g., the agricultural revolution. Further, revolution happens when there is a change to the way of work, and that is the essence of modern industrial revolution, which can be seen as the self-awareness of the productive forces. But we have only the strong and proper sense of the term, when changes occur in the general way of life, that is, when the revolutionized are the relations of production, beyond changes in productive forces, that is, when political revolutions occur. Bourgeois revolutions already involve a degree of awareness of social relations, and with them politics, in the proper sense, do begin. But only the self-awareness of social relations, that is, only the social exercise in which men discover that they themselves the authors of historical changes, and stop attributing them to God, or to some natural root, may be called, appropriately, politics. The Russian Revolution, at least in its Bolshevik horizon, is the first real expression of this sovereignty of humanity, even above nature. Also bureaucratic revolutions may be such an expression.