New biography of Marx

Michael Hoover hoov at
Wed Sep 29 17:42:19 MDT 1999

> One of my all-time favorite quotes from Marx comes from a letter to Arnold
> Ruge in 1841 (I believe but correct me if this is incorrect):
> "If the construction of the future and its completion for all time is not
> our task, all the more certain is what me must accomplish in the present. I
> mean, the ruthless criticism of everything that exists; the criticism being
> ruthless in the sense that it neither fears its own results nor fears
> conflict with the powers-that-be." (quotation from memory so excuse any
> errors from the orginal).
> Jim C.

For what very little it's worth: above is from 1843...  Michael Hoover

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