“the philosopher Mikhail Bakunin is a suspect”

According to the document, Bakunin was quoted by a protester in a message intercepted by the police. From there, he became classified as a “potential suspect.” The teacher Camila Jourdan, 34, one of the investigated, mentions this episode to demonstrate the fragility of the investigation. “From the little I’ve read, I can say that this process is a work of fantastical, shoddy literature,” she explains.

This is not the first time that a deceased intellectual figure appeared in case the Brazilian authorities. During the military dictatorship, Karl Marx was one of the blacklisted in the Department of Political and Social Order (DOPS), one of the principal organs of repression of political and social movements identified as “subversive”.

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