Is Marxism modern?

The author enters into debate whith views proclaiming that Marxism is outdated. He points out the topicality of Marxist answers in the issue of modernisation. He refutes the wide spread notion that Marxism does not rely enough on the importance of the personality and that it gives a Utopian response to questions of society. He presents as one of the essential elements of Marxist thinking the efforts in the programme to extend democracy.