Bréviaire Astucieux et Érudit de Philosophie:

«Modern European and American history is centred around the effort to gain freedom from the political, economic, and spiritual shackles that have bound men. The battles for freedom were fought by the oppressed, those who wanted new liberties, against those who had privileges to defend. While a class was fighting for its own liberation from domination, it believed itself to be fighting for human freedom as such and thus was able to appeal to na ideal, to the longing for freedom rooted in all who are oppressed. In the long and virtually continuous battle for freedom, however, classes that were fighting against oppression at one stage sided with the enemies of freedom when victory was won and new privileges were to be defended. Despite many reverses, freedom has won battles. Many died in those battles in the conviction that to die in the struggle against oppression was better than to live without freedom. Such a death was the utmost assertion of their individuality.» – Erich Fromm, in The Fear of Freedom

Cartoon by Robert Minor in St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1911). Karl Marx surrounded by an appreciative audience of wall street financiers: John D. Rockerfeller, J. P. Morgan, John D. Ryan of National City Bank, and Morgan Partner George W Perkins. Immediately behind Karl Marx is Teddy Rosevelt, Leader of the Progressive Party. Intro Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Arlington House Publishing 1974.  Image credit and caption: http://www.whale.to/c/karl_marx.html

Cartoon by Robert Minor in St. Louis Post-Dispatch (1911). Karl Marx surrounded by an appreciative audience of wall street financiers: John D. Rockerfeller, J. P. Morgan, John D. Ryan of National City Bank, and Morgan Partner George W Perkins. Immediately behind Karl Marx is Teddy Rosevelt, Leader of the Progressive Party. Intro Wall Street and the Bolshevik Revolution, Arlington House Publishing 1974. Image credit and caption: http://www.whale.to/c/karl_marx.html

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