Marcello Musto

Marcello Musto

Born April 14, 1976, MA in Political Science, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, PhD in Philosophy and Politics, University of Napoli - L'Orientale, and PhD in Philosophy, University of Nice - Sophia Antipolis, teaches Political Theory at the Department of Political Science of York University (Toronto).

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Marx, Engels, and Marxisms

Marx, Engels and Marxism

Palgrave Macmillan

 

Series Editors:

Marcello Musto (York University, Canada)

Terrell Carver (University of Bristol, UK)

Assistant Editor:

Babak Amini (London School of Economics, UK)

The Marx Revival

The Marx renaissance is underway on a global scale. Whether the puzzle is the economic boom in China or the economic bust in ‘the West’, there is no doubt that Marx appears regularly in the media nowadays as a guru, and not a threat, as he used to be. The literature dealing with Marxism, which all but dried up twenty-five years ago, is reviving in the global context. Academic and popular journals and even newspapers and on-line journalism are increasingly open to contributions on Marxism, just as there are now many international conferences, university courses and seminars on related themes. In all parts of the world, leading daily and weekly papers are featuring the contemporary relevance of Marx's thought. From Latin America to Europe, and wherever the critique to capitalism is remerging, there is an intellectual and political demand for a new critical encounter with Marxism.

Types of Publications

This series bring together reflections on Marx, Engels and Marxisms from perspectives that are varied in terms of political outlook, geographical base, academic methodologies and subject-matter, thus challenging many preconceptions as to what ‘Marxist’ thought can be like, as opposed to what it has been. The series will appeal internationally to intellectual communities that are increasingly interested in rediscovering the most powerful critical analysis of capitalism: Marxism. The series editors will ensure that authors and editors in the series are producing overall an eclectic and stimulating yet synoptic and informative vision that will draw a very wide and diverse audience. This series will embrace a much wider range of scholarly interests and academic approaches than any previous ‘family’ of books in the area.

This innovative series will present monographs, edited volumes and critical editions, including translations, to Anglophone readers. The books in this series will work through three main categories:

Studies on Marx and Engels

The series will include titles focusing on the oeuvre of Marx and Engels which utilize the scholarly achievements of the on-going Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe, a project that has strongly revivified the research on these two authors in the past decade.

Critical Studies on Marxisms

Volumes will awaken readers to the overarching issues and world-changing encounters that shelter within the broad categorisation ‘Marxist’. Particular attention will be given to authors such as Gramsci and Benjamin, who are very popular and widely translated nowadays all over the world, but also to authors who are less known in the English-speaking countries, such as Mariátegui.

Reception Studies and Marxist National Traditions

Political projects have necessarily required oversimplifications in the 20 th century, and Marx and Engels have found themselves ‘made over’ numerous times and in quite contradictory ways. Taking a national perspective on ‘reception’ will be a global revelation and the volumes of this series will enable the worldwide Anglophone community to understand the variety of intellectual and political traditions through which Marx and Engels have been received in local contexts.

Aims of the Series

The volumes of this series will challenge all the ‘Marxist’ intellectual traditions to date by making use of scholarly discoveries of the Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe since the 1990s, taking on board interdisciplinary and other new critical perspectives, and incorporating ‘reception studies’. Authors and editors in the series will resist oversimplification of ideas and reinscription of traditions. Moreover their very diversity in terms of language, local context, political engagement and scholarly practice will mark the series out from any other in the field.

This series will involve scholars from different fields and cultural backgrounds, and the series editors will ensure tolerance for differences within and between provocative monographs and edited volumes. Running contrary to 20th century practices of simplification, the books in this innovative series will revitalize Marxist intellectual traditions.

Titles Published:

1. Terrell Carver - Daniel Blank, A Political History of the Editions of Marx and Engels's "German Ideology Manuscripts" , 2014.

2. Terrell Carver - Daniel Blank (Eds.), Marx and Engels's "German Ideology" Manuscripts, 2014.

3. Alfonso Maurizio Iacono, The History and Theory of Fetishism, 2015.

4. Paresh Chattopadhyay, Marx's Associated Mode of Production, 2016.

5. Domenico Losurdo, Class Struggle: A Political and Philosophical History, 2016.

6. Frederick Harry Pitts, Critiquing Capitalism Today: New Ways to Read Marx, 2017.

7. Ranabir Samaddar, Karl Marx and the Postcolonial Age, 2017.

8. Jean-Numa Ducange and Razmig Keucheyan (Eds.), The End of the Democratic State. Nicos Poulantzas, a Marxism for the 21 st Century, 2018.

9. George Comninel, Alienation and Emancipation in the Work of Karl Marx, 2018.

10. Xavier LaFrance and Charles Post (Eds.), Case Studies in the Origins of Capitalism, 2018.

11. Robert Ware, Marx on Emancipation and the Socialist Transition, 2018.

12. John Gregson, Marxism, Ethics, and Politics: The Work of Alasdair MacIntyre, 2019.

13. Luis Felipe Miguel and Vladimir Puzone (Eds.), The Brazilian Left in the 21st Century: Conflict and Conciliation in Peripheral Capitalism, 2019.

Titles Forthcoming:

14. James Muldoon and Gaard Kets’ (Eds.), The German Revolution and Political Theory, 2019 [forthcoming].

15. Gustavo Moura de Cavalcanti Mello and Mauricio de Souza Sabadini (Eds.), Financial Speculation and Fictitious Profits: A Marxist Analysis 2019 [forthcoming].

16. Michael Brie, Lenin – Dialectics of Revolution and Metaphysics of Domination. 2019 [forthcoming].

17. Spencer Leonard, Marx, the India Question, and the Crisis of Cosmopolitanism, 2020 [forthcoming].

18. Michael Lowy, The Steel Cage: Max Weber and Weberian Marxism [forthcoming].

19. Kaan Kangal, Friedrich Engels and the Dialectics of Nature, 2020 [forthcoming].

20. Jaun Pablo Rodriguez, Resisting Neoliberal Capitalism in Chile: The Possibility of Social Critique, 2020 [forthcoming].

21. Victor Wallis, Socialist Practice: Histories and Theories, 2020 [forthcoming].

Under Review:

Jean-Numa Ducange, Jules Guesde: The Birth of Socialism and Marxism in France.

Rémy Herrera, Marxism and Transition from Capitalism.

Igor Shoikhedbrod, Justice, Legality and Rights: Revisiting Marx’s Critique of Liberalism.

Marcello Musté, Marxism and Philosophy of Praxis. An Italian perspective from Labriola to Gramsci.

Ryuji Sasaki, The Real Karl Marx: New Materialism, Critique of Political Economy, and the Thought of Metabolism.

Gianluca Fiocco, Palmiro Togliatti, the Realism of Politics: A Biography.

Angel Oliva, Antonio Oliva and Ivan Novara (Eds.), The Real Abstraction in Marx.

Shaibal Gupta, Marcello Musto, Babak Amini (Eds.), Karl Marx – Life, Ideas, Influence: A Critical Examination on the Bicentenary.

Vesa Oittinen, Marxism, Russia, Philosophy.

Giuseppe Vacca, Antonio Gramsci: Alternative Modernities.

Mauro Buccheri, A New Humanism for the Left: The Quest for Meaning in Late Capitalism.

Seongjin Jeong, Korean Capitalism: A Marxist Analysis.

Kolja Lindner, On Marxism and Eurocentrism

Mohsen Hakimi, Transformation of Marx's Communism: From Anticapitalism to State Capitalism.

Roberto Massari, Lenin and the Russian Anti-Revolution.

Pradip Baski, Karl Marx and the Natural Sciences.

Xabier Arrizabalo Montoro, Capitalism and World Economy.

Raquel Varela, History of Communist Party in the Carnation Revolution.

Francesca Antonini, Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire Redux.

Teinosuke Otani, Marx's Theory of Association: The Coming Society is Visible in Capitalism.

Geetha V, Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar and Socialism.

Zhang Yibing, Main Currents of Western Marxism.

Zhang Yibing, Main Currents of Post-Marxism.

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گروندریسِ کارل مارکس: بنیادهای نقد اقتصادی سیاسی پس از ۱۵۰ سال, Tehran: Nika, 2010 (xxviii+291 pages).

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گروندریسه بخشی از پروژه‌ی کاملِ سیاسی - اقتصادی مارکس تلقی‌ می‌‌شود که تفسیرهای درک شده متداول از وی را به چالش کشیده و به بته ی آزمون می‌‌گذارد
.گروندریسه می‌‌تواند ماهیت و هسته ی اصلی‌ نقد پخته ی مارکس را از اقتصاد سیاسی روشن کند. این نقد می‌‌تواند پایه‌ای برای نظریه ی انتقادی وی باشد و نقد مناسب‌تری از جهان معاصر را فراهم آورد. این کتاب ترکیبی‌ از لایه‌های گوناگون اندیشه مارکس است
.به تعبیری هیچ کدام از آثار اقتصادی ی مارکس کامل نیستند اما کامل‌ترین آن‌ها گروندریسه است

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Karl Marx's Grundisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later, New Delhi: Manohar, 2013 (320 pages).

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Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Grundrisse on the 150th anniversary of its composition, present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The book demonstrates the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted. It also highlights the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and its present contradictions.

With contributions from such scholars as Eric Hobsbawm, Moishe Postone, Terrell Carver, John Bellamy Foster, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Enrique Dussel, Iring Fetscher, and covering subject areas such as political economy, philosophy and Marxism, this book is likely to become required reading for serious scholars of Marx across the world.

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ENDORSEMENTS:

"The Grundrisse has been rightly described as Marx’s thought at its richest. This volume makes a successful attempt both to display the most significant aspects of the Grundrisse and presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of this work throughout the world." Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College

"In this edited collection of essays by international scholars, Marcello Musto has helped to chart the recognition and influence of one of Marx’s most important, methodologically rich – and most neglected – texts: the Grundrisse. The volume is the fruit of many years of sustained and devoted scholarship, his chapter on the ‘1857 Introduction’ is one of the finest in the collection." Stuart Hall, Open University 

"Nothing Marx wrote has better illustrated the complexity of his thought and the enormous array of the world’s appreciation of it than the Grundrisse. This collection of essays gives one an indispensable entry into understanding better what Marx has to offer the world today and the social bases of the multiple Marxisms." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University 

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse is a magnificent volume, which also serves as a global map of world Marxist theory." Fredric Jameson, Duke University 

"Over the last two decades, Marx’s Grundrisse has increasingly been seen as the key text to the understanding his work. An up-to-date discussion of the Grundrisse is therefore much to be welcomed. And when it is of the consistently high quality that Marcello Musto has here put together, scholars of Marx can only rejoice." David Mclellan, Goldsmiths College

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse represents a major resource for studies on Marx. It is a key text for understanding his critique of political economy; but also – and no less importantly – it makes visible the questions that Marx did not develop later in Capital, such as capitalism as a global system, ecology, and the contours of a post-capitalistic society. This volume is required reading for all serious students of Marx." Samir Amin, Third World Forum 

"At a time when Marx’s writings are once again attracting ever-wider circles of readers seeking to understand yet another global capitalist crisis, Marcello Musto has produced an edited volume devoted to Marx’s Grundrisse. The essays of interpretation as well as the studies of both the production of this great work and its reception across many different societies and social contexts make this book an especially timely and valuable contribution to Marx's current ascendancy." Richard D. Wolff, New School University

 

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Rethinking Marxism, by Toni Negri, 2014.

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Books

2018

Karl Marx: Intellectual and Political Biography, 1857-1883

2018

Karl Marx, Writings on Alienation: For the Critique of the Capitalist Society

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2018

Another Marx: Early Manuscripts to the International

2017

Karl Marx's Capital 

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2016

The Last Marx, 1881-1883: An Intellectual Biography

2016

The Post-1989 Radical Left in Europe

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2015

The International after 150 Years: Labour vs Capital, Then and Now

2014

Workers Unite! The International 150 Years Later

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2012

Marx for Today

2011

Rethinking Marx and Marxisms: Studies and Essays

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2010

Karl Marx: Alienation

2010

Karl Marx: Introduction to the Critique of Political Economy

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2008

Karl Marx's Grundisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later

2005

On the Tracks of a Spectre: The Works of Karl Marx between Philology and Philosophy

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Sulle tracce di un fantasma. L'opera di Karl Marx tra filologia e filosofia, Rome: Manifestolibri, 2005 (400 pages).

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Marx-Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA²), restituisce la sua opera, in alcune parti ancora inedita, all'originaria incompiutezza. Dalla sua pubblicazione emerge la diversità tra Marx e il marxismo-leninismo novecentesco, tra la ricchezza di un orizzonte problematico e polimorfo ancora tutto da esplorare e la dottrina che ne ha alterato la concezione originaria sino a divenirne la manifesta negazione.

Attraverso il contributo di qualificati studiosi internazionali, questo volume presenta i risultati delle ultime ricerche filologiche sull'opera di Marx; le più recenti interpretazioni dei suoi lavori giovanili e de Il capitale; e alcune tra le più innovative riflessioni contemporanee sull'attualità di un pensiero ancora irrinunciabile per la comprensione del presente. 

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马克思的《大纲》——《政治经济学批判大纲》150年 马克思主义研究译丛;“十二五”国家重点图书出版规划项目, Beijing: China Renmin University Press, 2011 (378 pages).

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150多年前,马克思发表了《政治经济学批判大纲》。他比他那个时代的任何其他人都更清晰地感觉和分析了资本主义在世界范围的发展,认识到了全球化国际经济的产生是内在于资本主义生产方式的。他预言这个过程不但将促成自由主义理论家所吹嘘的成长和繁荣,也会催生暴力冲突、经济危机和广泛的社会不平等。最近几年的国际金融危机更是证明了《政治经济学批判大纲》对资本主义的批判是有益的。本书汇集了国内外知名学者对《政治经济学批判大纲》的研究和传播的重要文章若干篇,必将会重新点燃人们对马克思在创作这一著作时就明白自己要献身的人类解放事业的信念和希望。 作者简介 马塞罗·默斯托

 

REVIEWS

Marxism & Reality, by Fan Lijun, 06/2011.

Marxism & Reality, by Xu Changfu, 06/2011.

China Book Review, by Zhang Xiuging, 09/2011.

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Karl Marx's Grundisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 150 Years Later, London-New York: Routledge, 2008, (xxviii+291 pages).

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Written between 1857 and 1858, the Grundrisse is the first draft of Marx’s critique of political economy and, thus, also the initial preparatory work on Capital. Despite its editorial vicissitudes and late publication, Grundrisse contains numerous reflections on matters that Marx did not develop elsewhere in his oeuvre and is therefore extremely important for an overall interpretation of his thought.

Grundrisse on the 150th anniversary of its composition, present a Marx in many ways radically different from the one who figures in the dominant currents of twentieth-century Marxism. The book demonstrates the relevance of the Grundrisse to an understanding of Capital and of Marx’s theoretical project as a whole, which, as is well known, remained uncompleted. It also highlights the continuing explanatory power of Marxian categories for contemporary society and its present contradictions.

With contributions from such scholars as Eric Hobsbawm, Moishe Postone, Terrell Carver, John Bellamy Foster, Ellen Meiksins Wood, Enrique Dussel, Iring Fetscher, and covering subject areas such as political economy, philosophy and Marxism, this book is likely to become required reading for serious scholars of Marx across the world.

...

ENDORSEMENTS:

"The Grundrisse has been rightly described as Marx’s thought at its richest. This volume makes a successful attempt both to display the most significant aspects of the Grundrisse and presents a complete and rigorous account of the dissemination and the reception of this work throughout the world." Eric Hobsbawm, Birkbeck College

"In this edited collection of essays by international scholars, Marcello Musto has helped to chart the recognition and influence of one of Marx’s most important, methodologically rich – and most neglected – texts: the Grundrisse. The volume is the fruit of many years of sustained and devoted scholarship, his chapter on the ‘1857 Introduction’ is one of the finest in the collection." Stuart Hall, Open University

"Nothing Marx wrote has better illustrated the complexity of his thought and the enormous array of the world’s appreciation of it than the Grundrisse. This collection of essays gives one an indispensable entry into understanding better what Marx has to offer the world today and the social bases of the multiple Marxisms." Immanuel Wallerstein, Yale University

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse is a magnificent volume, which also serves as a global map of world Marxist theory." Fredric Jameson, Duke University

"Over the last two decades, Marx’s Grundrisse has increasingly been seen as the key text to the understanding his work. An up-to-date discussion of the Grundrisse is therefore much to be welcomed. And when it is of the consistently high quality that Marcello Musto has here put together, scholars of Marx can only rejoice." David Mclellan, Goldsmiths College

"Karl Marx’s Grundrisse represents a major resource for studies on Marx. It is a key text for understanding his critique of political economy; but also – and no less importantly – it makes visible the questions that Marx did not develop later in Capital, such as capitalism as a global system, ecology, and the contours of a post-capitalistic society. This volume is required reading for all serious students of Marx." Samir Amin, Third World Forum

"At a time when Marx’s writings are once again attracting ever-wider circles of readers seeking to understand yet another global capitalist crisis, Marcello Musto has produced an edited volume devoted to Marx’s Grundrisse. The essays of interpretation as well as the studies of both the production of this great work and its reception across many different societies and social contexts make this book an especially timely and valuable contribution to Marx's current ascendancy." Richard D. Wolff, New School University

Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:57

Karl Marx. L'alienazione

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Karl Marx, L'alienazione, Rome: Donzelli 2010 (128 pages). 

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La teoria dell’alienazione è stata una tematica rilevante dell’opera di Marx e rappresenta uno dei suoi contributi più significativi alla critica della società borghese. Infatti, mediante i concetti di lavoro estraneato, reificazione, sussunzione del lavoro e feticismo delle merci, egli disvelò l’autentico rapporto di dipendenza che la classe lavoratrice, nelle condizioni sociali del mondo contemporaneo, subisce nei confronti del capitale. L’interesse verso i testi che contengono queste riflessioni è accresciuto dal fatto che, al loro interno, la critica dell’alienazione è accompagnata dalla descrizione della società post-capitalistica teorizzata da Marx, ovvero dall’esposizione di quello che egli riteneva un nuovo possibile scenario di emancipazione umana. Da questi brani emerge un Marx molto diverso da quello raffigurato da tanti suoi critici e presunti seguaci. Un autore per il quale il libero sviluppo delle individualità e la libertà hanno la stessa importanza dell’uguaglianza e della dimensione collettiva. In una fase in cui, dopo essere stato prima assimilato al cosiddetto «socialismo reale» e poi messo frettolosamente da parte dopo il 1989, Marx viene riscoperto e la sua opera torna a essere letta al fine di poter meglio comprendere la crisi e le contraddizioni del capitalismo odierno, la riproposizione di queste pagine sull’alienazione fornisce un prezioso strumento critico per la trasformazione del presente e può suscitare grande stupore e interesse sia in quanti credono di sapere già tutto di Marx, sia nelle nuove generazioni di lettori.


 
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Karl Marx. L'introduzione alla critica dell'economia politica, Macerata: Quodlibet, 2010 (136 pages).
 
 
 

L’Introduzione alla critica dell’economia politica contiene il più esteso pronunciamento di Marx sulle questioni metodologiche. Le riflessioni sulla concezione della storia, sull’individuo sociale, sulla produzione e sullo sviluppo ineguale tra i rapporti economici e quelli artistici, elaborate in questo scritto, lo hanno reso uno snodo obbligato per tutti gli interpreti e i lettori di Marx. In una fase in cui Marx, messo da parte dopo il 1989, viene riscoperto, mentre le categorie politiche e storiche che emergono dalla sua opera riacquistano importanza per la comprensione delle dinamiche del modo di produzione capitalistico, questo testo accompagnato da un innovativo commentario – che ne ripercorre la genesi sulla scorta delle recenti scoperte filologiche della nuova edizione in lingua tedesca – costituisce un prezioso strumento critico per l’analisi del presente e una chiave di accesso al suo pensiero, anche per quanti non hanno avuto ancora modo di avvicinarsi ai suoi scritti.

 

REVIEWS

Critica Marxista, by Giuseppe Cospito, 2010.

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Tras las huellas de un fantasma: La actualidad de Karl Marx, México: SIGLO XXI, 2011 (252 pages).

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Contrariamente a las previsiones que habían decretado de modo definitivo el olvido, Karl Marx volvió, durante los últimos años, a retomar la atención de los analistas, periodistas y estudiosos internacionales. Su persistente capacidad explicativa del mundo actual vuelve a proponer el valor del pensamiento, y en los estantes de las bibliotecas de Europa, America y Asia desempolvan cada vez más frecuentemente sus escritos.

Uno de los ejemplo más significativo de este redescubrimiento es la reanudación de la publicación de sus obras completas, la Marx-Engels-Gesamtausgabe (MEGA 2). ¿Qué Marx surge de la nueva edición histórico-crítica? Decididamente un Marx diferente del que, durante mucho tiempo, nos presentaron muchos seguidores y adversarios. El redescubrimiento de su obra muestra la diferencia que existe entre Marx y algunos tipo de “marxismo”, entre la riqueza de un horizonte problemático y polimorfo y la doctrina que alteró la concepción originaria hasta convertirse en la negación manifiesta del punto de partida. Así, al perfil granítico de la estatua que, en tantas plazas de los regímenes antilibertarios de los países de Europa oriental, lo representaba apuntando al porvenir con dogmática certidumbre, se sustituye hoy por el de un autor que dejó incompletos la mayor parte de sus escritos para dedicarse, hasta su muerte, a nuevos estudios que verificasen la validez de sus propias tesis.

Frente a las contradicciones y a la crisis de la sociedad capitalista se vuelve a interrogar a ese Marx que, después de 1989, fue dejado de lado con demasiada precipitación.