Australian Left Review

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Marxism and Louis Althusser


Brian Aarons’ criticisms of Louis Althusser in the last Australian Left Review recognised that there has been great confusion about the status of marxism among communists since the disintegration of stalinism, and that Althusser’s work is one important response to that situation. However he gives no consideration to what sort of response it is, except to imply that Althusser is an authoritarian dogmatist, struggling to shore up the collapsing orthodoxy.