CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::2. Marx, los marxistas, nosotros::g. Sobre el valor del pasado::03/en
The past is important for those who triumphed, or for those who have already been defeated. Those who succeed require, and can not help doing, the invention of a past. This will be part of their legitimacy, their strength. Those who have been defeated, or act under the weight of defeat, require a past to explain, to minimally tell their lives have not been in vain, that the trends show that someone may later come to redeem them. "Having history" is a luxury that the triumphant power may have, or the sadness of an inclement story told again and again, summarizing the defeat, repeating it, as punishment.