As soon as society discovers that it depends on the economy, the economy, in
fact, depends on society. This subterranean force, which grew until it appeared
sovereign, has lost its power. That which was the economic it must become the
I. The subject can emerge only from society, namely from the struggle within
society. The subject’s possible existence depends on the outcome of the class
struggle which shows itself to be the product and the producer of the economic
foundation of history.