By José Aricó
José Aricó. Translated from the Spanish through David Broder.
In a piece targeted on Marx's harsh biography of Simón Bolívar, José Aricó examines why Latin the USA was once it sounds as if 'excluded' from Marx's notion, demanding the allegation that this expressed a few 'Eurocentric' prejudice.
Aricó exhibits how the German thinker's hostility in the direction of the Bonapartism and authoritarianism he pointed out within the Liberator colored his perspective in the direction of the continent and the importance of its independence-processes.
Whilst criticising Marx's misreading of Latin-American realities, Aricó demonstrates contemporaneous, countervailing developments in Marx's notion, together with his appraisal of the innovative prospects of different 'peripheral' extra-European societies. As such, Aricó convincingly argues that Marx's paintings used to be now not a dogma of linear 'progress', yet a dwelling, contradictory physique of inspiration regularly in development.
English translation of the Marx y América Latina version, Fondo de Cultura Económica, 2010.
The Latin-American Marxism of Aricó: the hunt for the Autonomy of Politics in Marx’s Fallacy, Horacio Crespo
Introduction, Carlos Franco
Preface to the 1st Edition
Preface to the second one Edition
1. An avoided Reality
2. the expansion of the stream and the hindrance of Theory
3. the truth and Fallacy of Marx’s ‘Eurocentrism’
4. De Te Fabula Narratur?
5. The Theoretical and Political Presuppositions of nationwide ‘Autonomy’
6. Hegel Redivivus
7. The Political purposes for a Disconnect
8. Marx’s Bolívar
Appendix 1. Rosa Luxemburg and the ‘Crisis’ of Marxism
Appendix 2. Hegel and Latin America
Appendix three. Marx and the clients of Russian Society
Appendix four. Marx’s Shift of awareness in the direction of Agrarian Communities
Appendix five. at the Social-Democratic Leaders’ August 1914 ‘Betrayal’
Appendix 6. Marx and the Spanish Revolution
Appendix 7. Aníbal Ponce’s ‘Marginal Notes’
Appendix eight. at the influence of British Hegemony in Latin America
Appendix nine. ‘Bolivar y Ponte’, through Karl Marx
Epilogue to the second one version
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Perhaps this will be particularly noticeable in terms of what are, for me, ambiguous interpretations of Marx’s Eurocentrism and the Rosa Luxemburg text cited. Although I am not sure on this point (and however unimportant this may be) I think that Aricó’s study is imbued by the conflict between a liberated theoretical approach and an emotional resistance to any rupture. The real meaning of this murky reference will perhaps become clearer if I add that, each time Aricó has told me that Marxism is his cultural horizon, I can only wonder what his inner horizon is.
Cuaderno de Pasado y Presente, No. 60, devoted to Mariátegui, had recently appeared in Mexico (Aricó 1978a). Carlos Franco, letter to José Aricó, Lima, 24 May 1979, in Archivo Aricó, Correspondencia, Box 1, Biblioteca José María Aricó, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba. López 1991, p. 6, quoted in Sandoval 2008. Aricó’s friend Sinesio López Jiménez studied sociology at the Universidad de San Marcos in Lima and then did his doctoral studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris under the supervision of Alain Touraine.
Fourth, for a study oriented in this manner, it is necessary to pay attention to the totality of Marx’s writings and to recognise that he did not fully express his thought in any one work or set of works. This means, then, a divergence with the usual fashion of considering his works, instead beginning by classifying them in terms of their relation to the different theoretical strands that defined the ‘stages’ of the writer’s thought-process. In this sense, the texts that attract Aricó’s attention – the writings on Ireland, Russia and Turkey, his letter to Vera Zasulich, among others – correspond to a stage, or express a theoretical strand (a system of intellectual orientation and methodological focus) that is not the same, for example, as that expressed in those texts often labelled ‘Eurocentric’ (his early writings on Mexico, those dedicated to India in the 1850s, or certain passages of Capital).
Marx and Latin America (Historical Materialism Book Series, Volume 57) by José Aricó