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Clara Zetkin: Selected Writings by Clara Zetkin

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Clara Zetkin was once a German Marxist theorist who geared up the 1st foreign Women's Day.

Philip S. Foner used to be probably the most fashionable Marxist historians within the United States.

Angela Davis is a world-renowned pupil and writer of include Prisons out of date?

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What are we to make of Marx's "epistemological break• with the humanism of his early works if not a more rather than less tighdy structured approach to our social situation? Althusser himself provides the hint. "Marx has at least given us the 'two ends of the chain', and has told us to find out what goes on between them: on the one hand, dettnnin<~tion in the l4st il'l5t411Ce by the (eco• nomic) mode of production; on the other, the ~elative autonomy of the superst~~es and thti~ specific effectivity.

Even without the assumption of the vanguard (although as intellectuals who considered themselves well placed to survey the whole failure of Marxism, the Critical Theorists seem to occupy a position analogous to the vanguard), the destiny of their analysis was to be a despairing one. They left themselves no resources with which to reconstitute the possi· 26. -= Beacon Prao, 1964. The failure .. Marxism 27 bility of resistance. The one struggle was not in sight because the one class capable of it had been co-opted.

99. • p. lll. Althuuer, "'n the Materialist Dialectic,• p. ;1(12. Y and lckolop:alSwo ~· (1970), in L

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