Marx is neither actual nor outmoded: he is classical, and the whole Marxist and Communist tradition, more or less equal in duration to Athens's golden age, is precisely that golden age of the European left, to be returned to again and again with the most bewildering and fanatical, productive and contradictory results.

(Fredric Jameson, Marx and Montage,
New Left Review 58, Juli/August 2009, p. 117)