FMS Publication for Collectivities, August 1997
"Marx's concepts and categories have become an intrinsic part of common usage. They are also used by statist tendencies to legitimise their claims to power and to suppress the questioning of the foundations of existing hierarchical society. This text seeks to dissolve the aura that surrounds Marx's concepts and categories. In doing it seeks to free them from the deadweight of tradition that has rendered them incapable of performing a critical function today.
The readers of this text need not be acquainted with Marx's critique of political economy. The section "Concept Notes' has been included to facilitate an understanding of Marx' concepts. We hope that this text will help in challenging the hierarchy of the Marx-read, polemically-literate, quotation-flinging gurus and their disciples."