Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Happy birthday, Karl Marx

"Karl Marx 001"
by John Jabez Edwin Mayall
International Institute of Social History
Amsterdam, Netherlands. 
"You are horrified at our intending to do away with private property. But in your existing society, private property is already done away with for nine-tenths of the population; its existence for the few is solely due to its non-existence in the hands of those nine-tenths. You reproach us, therefore, with intending to do away with a form of property, the necessary condition for whose existence is the non-existence of any property for the immense majority of society.
In one word, you reproach us with intending to do away with your property. Precisely so; that is just what we intend."

Marx, Karl, and Engels, Friedrich. Communist Manifesto. London, GBR: Pluto Press, 2008. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 4 May 2015.

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