Justin Schwartz jschwart at
Thu Mar 23 14:06:26 MST 1995

On Tue, 21 Mar 1995, Louis N Proyect wrote:

> By the way, does anybody know where this quote from Marx comes from:
> "...the weapon of criticism cannot replace the criticism of weapons,
> and material force must be overthrown by material force" (but) "theory
> becomes a material force when it has gripped the masses."

"Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right:
Introduction," from the Deutsch-Franzoesische Jahrbuecher, 1844 (written
1843), i.e., a technically re-Marxist work.

> Maybe I'm missing something, but wouldn't this basic tenet of Marx
> render Lukacs, Gramsci, the Frankfurt school, Althusser, and postmodernist
> Marxism a bit superflous?
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