This book has been anticipating this chapter’s engagement with a defence of

Marxism but it has taken some time to establish its premise, namely, that a

politics of setting right, especially with respect to the question of a collective

inheritance, depends on a condition of avowing reality and realities. The con-

sideration has also been that an avowal of reality necessarily entails an avowal of

the feminine real. In the space that remains, it will be necessary to get to the

point as quickly as possible.