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LFM: “the book moves in parallel with a rising sentiment that has moved beyond Marx but suddenly realizes it needs the equivalent of marxism in some form”

November 6th, 2014 · No Comments

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/75650151/LastandFirstMen_2014_hires_21mb.pdf
I announced I was moving on to a new project two days ago, but withdrew the post after protest from one source claiming that this book had already come close to changing the whole marxist perspective. I think that is a bit overoptimistic, but I think the book moves in parallel with a rising sentiment that has moved beyond Marx but suddenly realizes it needs the equivalent of marxism in some form, not least because of the danger of false compromises. Actually Marx and Engels are the source of the first great compromise after 1848, despite momentary ‘relapses’ into revolutionary ardor during the Commune, etc… Whatever the case the whole foundation of marxism needs to be recast and I think that LFM was an obvious, but non-trivial way to a communism 2.0. A movement called after a founder, ‘marxism’, and beset with arguments over classical economic theory, is simply out of date at this point. It is very easy to solve this problem, so let’s do it.

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