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Revolution and Counter-Revolution

or, Germany in 1848

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Author: Karl Marx
Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 43,572 / 139 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 33
LoC Categories: JA, DD
Downloads: 2,748
Added to site: 2010.06.25
mnybks.net#: 28282
Genre: History
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h of the revolutionary convulsion and its suppression, are, besides, of paramount importance from a historical point of view. All these petty, personal quarrels and recriminations--all these contradictory assertions that it was Marrast, or Ledru Rollin, or Louis Blanc, or any other member of the Provisional Government, or the whole of them, that steered the Revolution amidst the rocks upon which it foundered--of what interest can they be, what light can they afford, to the American or Englishman who observed all these various movements from a distance too great to allow of his distinguishing any of the details of operations? No man in his senses will ever believe that eleven men,[4] mostly of very indifferent capacity either for good or evil, were able in three months to ruin a nation of thirty-six millions, unless those thirty-six millions saw as little of their way before them as the eleven did. But how it came to pass that thirty-six millions were at once called upon to decide for themselves which way to g

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