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COLLETTI ON THE CREDIT CRUNCH
A Response to Robin Blackburn
In a 1974 interview with New Left Review, the Italian philosopher Lucio Colletti rued the chasms that had opened between the work of Marxist intellectuals in the West and the practice of workers’ movements:
The only way in which Marxism can be revived is if no more books like [Colletti’s] Marxism and Hegel are published, and instead books like Hilferding’s Finance Capital and Luxemburg’s Accumulation of Capital—or even Lenin’s Imperialism, which was a popular pamphlet—are once again written. In short, either Marxism has the capacity—I certainly do not—to produce at that level, or it will survive as merely the foible of a few university professors. But in that case, it will be well and truly dead, and the professors might as well invent a new name for their clerisy. 
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