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It is instructive for the modern nations to see the ancien regime, which has played
a tragic part in their history, play a comic part as a German ghost. The ancien
regime had a tragic history, so long as it was the established power in the world ...
The present German regime, on the other hand, which is an anachronism, a
flagrant contradiction of universally accepted axioms — the nullity of the ancien
regime revealed to the whole world — only imagines that it believes in itself and
... to combine the civilized deficiencies of the modern political world (whose
advantages we do not enjoy) with the barbarous deficiencies of the ancien
regime (which we enjoy in full measure) ; so that Germany must participate more
and more, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - blake.rosser - LibraryThing
Marx's style is difficult to decipher. In "On the Jewish Question," it was difficult to determine exactly how ironic he was being. I've since learned that when talking about the Jewish Cult he was ... Read full review
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Karl Marx's First, Second, and Third Economic & Philosophical Manuscripts are the highpoint of this book. Written prior to Das Kapital they outline the ideas that are later fully explored in the ... Read full review