[Marxism] Fwd: How Karl Marx Helped Shape the Republican Party

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Fri Dec 25 07:16:42 MST 2015


Wow. I have never heard anyone refer to Abraham Lincoln as having Marxist
influences except from staunch right-wing "libertarians" who view him as
the source of all evil.

- Amith

On Fri, Dec 25, 2015 at 7:19 PM, Louis Proyect via Marxism <
marxism at lists.csbs.utah.edu> wrote:

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> Because of his journalistic prominence during the uprisings of 1848,
> Charles Anderson Dana, the editor of the powerful Republican newspaper, the
> New York Tribune, hired Marx to be its chief foreign correspondent. After
> the uprisings of 1848 were crushed, many of the most militant Germans
> prudently left the country. Many settled in Texas (a place that Marx
> considered moving to), Oklahoma and Ohio. The 48-ers, many of whom were
> followers of Marx, became very active in the Republican Party. Senator Carl
> Schurz, an acquaintance of Marx, became a powerful senator from Missouri,
> as well as Secretary of the Interior. The 48-ers sometimes get credit for
> having been the major force that tipped the nomination of the party’s
> presidential candidate to Abraham Lincoln. Mark Lause’s book, A Secret
> Society History of the Civil War, makes a powerful case for their
> contribution.
>
> full:
> http://www.counterpunch.org/2015/12/25/how-karl-marx-helped-shape-the-republican-party/
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