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Marxism and Crisis of Communist Ideology

Marxism and Crisis of Communist Ideology Kian Tajbakhsh RAJENDRA PRASAD'S questioning of the historical relationship between the ideology (marxism) and organisation (the party) of the communist movement in India and elsewhere in 'Communist Theory and Communist Parties' (EPW, March 30), raises a number of issues of central importance for a progressive political agenda today..He poses the question of whether intellectuals within the party have a legitimate space for theoretical discussion and innovation. In other words: who has the right to interpret Marx? He implicitly critiques communist parties which by being closed off to constituencies, issues and theories that have emerged from the 'outside
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