Economic science, according to him, always strives to find that which it does not know, but knowing which people’s lives can be made better. Ideology, on the other hand, remains for too long with the obviousness of the already-known.
The CPI(M)’s ‘Draft Resolution on Some Ideological Issues’ prepared by the party for discussion and adoption at the party’s recent 20th Congress in Kozhikode, Kerala recently, is truly an ideological document in Althusser’s sense.
It claims to move with the times and update the party’s thought apparatus, but in reality, moves with an immobile motion that keeps it where it is. It works to relentlessly represent all the economic difficult questions of our times, as if they were already known to the founders of ‘Marxism-Leninism’.
The relevance and revelation of the document can be assessed by the issues it deals with, and also by the issues it chooses to leave out like an obvious political content that it chooses not to cover is the defeat of the 34-year-old Left Front rule in West Bengal, although this was the first major document brought out by CPI(M) after the defeat.
The document does make an oblique reference when it reflects on what socialism might mean in the twenty-first century, but for some inexplicable reasons it chooses not to directly deal with it.
Bandemataram. Debasish Bhattacharjee (https://www.facebook.com/#!/debpharma)
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