CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::2. Marx, los marxistas, nosotros::e. El reformismo::08/en

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Indeed the second question posed in the preceding paragraph is even more difficult: are there elements, now empirical, not only of principle, that allow us to think that revolution is possible? One would be tempted to answer, still in the plane of a furious will, as Abraham Lincoln: "You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time". But, unfortunately, this is not enough. Radical and objective contradictions, a universal class capable of making them into break points of the prevailing domination, a theory capable of giving shapes and words to the will of that radical change. This is what should be found. And I look to forward at least the beginning of such arguments throughout this book. For now, one of the argumental premises that interest me to develop is that, for these arguments to emerge clearly and be visible, it is necessary to abandon classical Marxism. To leave it, not only because of theoretical issues, but above all, as a liberating political gesture.