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  1. Formally-no, but in fact-yes.

    The problem is that the same cultural Marxism in its modern form asserts that words can be as depressing as a capitalist at work (yes, yes, that's it). Thus, when the left comes to power in a non-revolutionary way (in other words, through parliamentary elections), the agenda seems to include improving working conditions, improving pensions, improving the rights of the sex minority, and “changing the consciousness of citizens” in favor of using the words “author, editor, blogger” , etc.

    But when they try to enforce it, it turns out that you can only censor “oppressive speech” and help sex minorities (and other intersectional minorities)

    In terms of economics, capitalism has to support the liberals, not the conservatives (eventually merging with them into a single left-liberal).

    The peculiarity here is that the left in the West has been defeated, now there is a “broad left agenda” – this is not a single consistent program, but attention to all struggling minorities.

    Are they actually already left-handed? This is a debatable issue. Nevertheless, it turns out that neo-Marxism is really flirting with liberalism.

    (if we are talking about the use of classical Marxism in the current conditions, all this, of course, does not apply)

  2. No. Neo-Marxism is a combination of socialist and communist ideological trends that go beyond classical Marxism. The whole question is what is considered classical Marxism. A number of Marxists consider only the works of Karl Marx and Fr. Engels. In the USSR, it was customary to include V. I. Lenin, as well as I. V. Stalin among the classics (later he was excluded). I think that Bolshevism (as well as Trotskyism) it can also be considered classical Marxism. Neo-Marxism begins with theories of cultural hegemony. Gramsci), theories of structuralist Marxism (Althusser), Freudomarxism (Frankfurt School). Neo-Marxism is also Maoism (actually left-wing Marxist nationalism). All these trends have little to do with liberalism. The only thing that the theories of social democracy (such as E. Bernstein) or the so-called “revisionism” (Eurocommunism, etc. old social democracy) is, yes, an attempt to combine Marxism and liberalism. However, these trends are not very popular among the real left.

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