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O Marxismo no Capitalismo do Século XXI

“With regard to the crisis, while the liberal/radical left tends to illuminate the dangers of total reliance on markets and thus the necessity of state intervention, they (including many self-proclaimed Marxists) nevertheless display little or no understanding with respect to globalization (i.e., a universalisation of capitalist social relations) and global accumulation beyond a mere policy or a “national” economic strategy. And when it does, it rather tautologically focuses on the United States, as a purported global hegemon and its postwar paraphernalia, the World Bank and the IMF, bizarre proxies for today’s “globalisation.” To be sure, these institutions are now passé; these are the dinosaurs that fit in with the now defunct era of the Pax Americana. While on this subject, let me digress a bit for the sake of clarity. In my opinion, these and other relics are objects of obsession for the doctrinaire and dogmatic left that seem to have been stuck in Lenin’s era, while wishing to win the world they don’t have the faintest idea of what it is or how it has come about. These traditional leftists – in diverse tendencies, such as Stalinism, Trotskyism, Maoism, etc.- are our best, sincere and committed kinds on the block, so to speak, but they haven’t been grown up enough to change themselves before getting ready to change the world. That is why the traditional left has nothing to point to except the windmills like the IMF, the World Bank, and the crumbling façade of the immediate past, namely, “the US Empire.” Another tragic example are the so-called postmodernists, those who are brandishing Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt’s Empire and clumsily loose nearly on every conversation that requires empirical verification, despite their insinuation towards “concrete. […] In other words, the left routinely treats the transnational social capital (i.e., hegemonic social relations beyond any one nation-state) as an entity dominated by the United States rather than appreciating the fact that the latter should be considered as the much transformed outcome of the former.”

Cyrus Bina, Economic Crises, Marx’s Value Theory, and 21st Century Capitalism: An Interview with Cyrus Bina

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Clique aqui para ler esta interessante entrevista na íntegra com Cyrus Bina.

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