Otro escritor filosófico en la sociedad (que había huido de Alemania por razones similares en el mismo período, pero de ahí a ese otro paraíso, EE.UU.) – un escritor con puntos de vista similares sobre la historia – se considera aceptable para el estudiante de izquierdas, ya que que en vez revisada la teoría marxista desde dentro, en lugar de rechazarla. Me refiero a Herbert Marcuse, quien mencioné antes (en ‘Libertad difícil “) y al que probablemente voy a volver otra vez
When I was a student, in the eighties of the twentieth century, Karl Popper’s Open Society was considered not quite okay to read – at least when one considered oneself to be on the critical and leftish side of the political arena. As incomprehensible as this now seems to me – well, there were more strange things going on in that stifled age of what is called ‘Cold War’. In those polarized circumstances anyone who was not for Marx, was definitely thought to be against him, and, more, under suspicion of propagating Capitalism and its wrongs.
Popper, who had been a Marxist in his own younger days, left the movement when in a protest rally some individuals were shot dead by the police. It opened his eyes to the moral principle that no ideology justified people dying for it – which made him leave the movement. But worse, he criticized…
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