An Updated and Improved Marxism

Wright, Chris

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  17/08/2018
Year Published:  2018  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX23082

An article that criticizes the stubborn immersion in the past by current Marxists and left wing intellectuals, and to comprehend activism and set goals in the twenty-first century requires a revision of the Marxian conception of revolution.



Miliband is still right, though, that "the exercise of socialist power remains the Achilles' heel of Marxism." This is true not only of practice but of theory - which is to say, as I've argued in my paper "The Significance and Shortcomings of Karl Marx," that the concept of proletarian revolution is Marxism's main weakness. In the rest of this article I'll again summarize, very briefly, some of the points from my book, in the hope of shedding a little light on an old problem.
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