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Les avatars du marxisme

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  • Simon Petermann orcid logo

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Marxism has been for a long time the reference of the European Worker's Movement. It took the form of a millenarist faith and was embodied in large organizations. Orthodox marxism had no more reason for existence when the working class was integrated in the modern society.
Communism gave a new inspiration but at the expense of an intellectual degeneration. When it became a state religion, marxism stopped to be creative and became a Gnosis. The varied forms of leftisms which emerged in the sixties are the last avatar of marxism in the developped countries. But they have only a remote relationship with Marx's doctrine.  The same process took place in the Third World where the marxist-leninist vulgate was absorbed by nationalism.

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Petermann, S., (1987) “Les avatars du marxisme”, Res Publica 29(2), p.177-192. doi: https://doi.org/10.21825/rp.v29i2.18949

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29 Jun 1987
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