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Preserving Marx’s Thought without the ‘ism’

Why the search for an alternative development model does not work with Marx alone. But without him either.

With the dissolution of the socialist camp and after the implosion of the Soviet Union at the beginning of the 1990s, Karl Marx was regarded as finished. Capitalism achieved a legitimation bonus. Francis Fukuyama spoke of the ‘end of history’. An entire decade-and-a-half later, the global financial crisis broke out, pulled the real economy into the abyss, and reinvigorated interest in the work of the one who had been declared dead.

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