GLITS Seminar, Filippo Ursitti presents his paper 'Welcome back Marx'
The dominant class of the post-1989 context has used the economical crisis (2008) as an oppressive tool for the class struggle against the old proletariat and the previous middle class, which in the meantime fell in a new social group, namely, the ‘jobless’. Dis-equality is the primary category that today rules over the entire political, social and economic spectrum, which proves how the credo quia absurdum of the capitalistic market does not rime with democracy. Moreover, the so-called belle epoque which followed the fall of the Soviet Union is revealing the constitution of a new feudal capitalistic force, where the wealth is more and more detached from the actual work, thus, emphasizing the dis-equality between the upper and lower strata of the society. Marx already described this post-bourgeois, post-proletariat and highly financial context in the third book of the Capital, saying that it would emerge a new financial aristocracy made by parasites and usurers living thanks to financial frauds and legalized robberies in the Holy Roman Empire of Finance. So, I ask, are Marx and his philosophy dead? I think not.
Dates & times
If you are attending an event and need the College to help with any mobility requirements you may have, please contact the event organiser in advance to ensure we can accommodate your needs.