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Marx on Halloween

In Uncategorized on October 31, 2016 by kmflett

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A spectre is haunting Europe — the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.

The opening line of the Communist Manifesto. The original English translation in the Chartist Red Republican (1850) translated from the German as ‘hobgoblin’ not ‘spectre’

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One Response to “Marx on Halloween”

  1. I think it was “a frightful hobgoblin stalks through Europe”, which is even better…

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