Chukhrov bases his own critical vision of Western Country Email List emancipatory theory on a radical rereading of the Soviet experience that goes beyond the barriers imposed by the moralistic critique of Stalinism. It is his way of saying that Soviet socialism cannot be dismissed and reduced to the hackneyed topics of liberal anti-totalitarian criticism, since it meant Country Email List much more than the one-sided image of apocalyptic terror constructed by that critical tradition. He explicitly states that his perspective as a student of the living conditions of historical communism as it materialized in his country offers him an advantage over the liberal Western perspective. From his studies of Soviet daily life, its art and its culture, she discovers the communist non-libidinal economy and Country Email List opposes it to the libidinal economy of capitalism. Recall the famous dynamic betweenproductive forces and relations of production . The productive forces basically consist of the technology and organization of production, while the relations of production consist of the links of appropriation, ownership.
Division of labor and distribution of goods between social groups Country Email List and genders. The fundamental purpose of communism, as outlined by Karl Marx, is to transform property relations and the division of labor as material conditions to establish the free association Country Email List of equals dedicated to the common good in the community of goods, a goal that, according to humanism Marxist, points to a greater fulfillment of the human race. Marx thus establishes an abolitionist principle very typical of the tradition that adopts his name: theabolition of Country Email List private property–This is the decisive and necessary threshold of the transition from capitalism to socialism.
In addition, according to Marx, it is necessary that the productive forces reach Country Email List a sufficient development to be able to establish more advanced production relations, freed from private property. What he did not foresee is the extent to which this development of the productive forces ceased to be necessary and viable once the relations of production Country Email List were transformed, that is, once private property was abolished. And this was what was effectively done in Soviet society. Marx did not know any modern society in which private property had been Country Email List abolished.