CPB::I. ¿Qué puede ser hoy un marxismo ortodoxo::3. Un marxismo de nuevo tipo::a. ¿Qué es el marxismo::11/en
This makes it possible to "be" Marxist, in the same way it is possible to "be" Christian, or Buddhist. That is, being Marxist implies a strong existential commitment, a permanent attitude, where, as I indicated above, there is a revolutionary, founding will. It is not uncommon for many people who "are" Marxists, not knowing in detail, or really, the work of Marx. It makes perfect sense to distinguish between "Marxists" and "Marxologists". To be a good Marxist, you need to know Marxism, but those who "do not know" often, in their actual practices, do something that is deeper than this knowledge: they create real Marxism. By the way, as is obvious, you can know Marxism without being Marxist. There are Marxologists, and there are very good ones, and their knowledge may be very useful. But in principle, the function of knowledge is secondary to real actions, which are effectively deciding whether or not someone is a Marxist.