viernes, 16 de mayo de 2014

Marx y Crimea

At times Marx’s hostility to Europe’s reactionary regimes led him to bizarre extremes. An ardent opponent of Russian autocracy who campaigned for a revolutionary war against Russia in 1848–1849, he was dismayed by Britain’s indecisive handling of the Crimean War. Denouncing the opposition to the war of leading British radicals, Marx went on to claim that Britain’s faltering foreign policies were due to the fact that the prime minister, Lord Palmerston, was a paid agent of the Russian tsar, one of a succession of traitors occupying positions of power in Britain for over a century—an accusation he reiterated over several years in a succession of newspaper articles reprinted by his daughter Eleanor as The Secret Diplomatic History of the Eighteenth Century.

Merece la pena echarle una ojeada a esta reseña de The New York Review of Books. ¿A que no sabían ustedes que 5 años antes de escribir el Manifiesto Comunista, don Carlos Marx era partidario de acabar con el emergente comunismo a cañonazos?

2 comentarios:

  1. "The Real Karl Marx", por John Gray.
    Este doctor Gray es un Certified Family Therapist, Consulting Editor of the Family Journal, and a member of the Distinguished Advisory Board of the International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors...Is the author of 15 books, including "Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus"....Creo, Gregorio, que ese "Real Karl Marx" del que nos habla don Gray en su libro no viene de la Tierra, sino de Marte, asi queda complementado muy bien con su postulado de "Men Are from Mars". Tal vez nuestro sistema planetario, como creen los astrólogos, tienen una gran influencia en nuestros grandes pensadores.

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  2. El libro de Sperber está muy bien. Pero no cuenta nada que no se sepa desde hace mucho tiempo.

    Rojillo.

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