CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::2. Marx, los marxistas, nosotros::f. ¿Se puede “rescatar” algo de los clásicos del marxismo::07/en

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But if this is so, why "saving" Marx? Was he enlightened, would he have some special privilege, and why? The truth is that I'm not interested in "saving" Marx, if it was not in a gesture, again, a political one. So when I turn to the theory of alienation as a theoretical core from which to think the present reality, I do NOT quote Marx, I just expose this theory as I believe it serves us well, and the discussion of whether this corresponds "really" to the statements by Marx I "really" do not care about. If not, worse for Marx. I am turning to Marx within a political gesture, a symbolic place from which I can precisely skip hundred years of history, to start thinking again. I am turning to Marx as a symbolic place of the communist horizon. What I care about, politically, is the claim that communism is possible, and that is the central claim of what I call, pretentiously, a "Marxism of new type". Beyond this statement, everything that is necessary for it to hold, or to examine its feasibility, I am saying in the present tense, using sources of course, but again, not mentioning them because what I care about is to think, not be "faithful to" or "to develop" and entangle in the, finally scholastic, discussion about precise translations, recreation or developments.