By David McLellan
"All the good political revolutions of the 20th century referred again to Marx. Reviled by means of a few, respected by means of many, Marx's impact are available in each quarter of the arts and social sciences from literary feedback to globalization. during this completely revised and up to date new version of his vintage biography, David McLellan offers a transparent and distinct account either one of Marx's dramatic lifestyles and of his path-breaking inspiration including a wealth of bibliographical details for extra reading."
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6 Froebel agreed to publish a review of this character and preparations began. In May, Marx and Froebel went to visit Ruge in Dresden; Ruge agreed to put up 6000 thalers, Froebel 3000, and the three of them decided on Strasbourg as the place of publication. Marx's immediate future was now guaranteed: as co-editor of the review he had a salary of 550 thalers, and earned a further 250 or so from royalties. The way was now at last open for marriage. He had written to Ruge in March: As soon as we have signed the contract I will go to Kreuznach and get married....
Nicolaievsky and O. Maenchen-Helfen, La Vie de Karl Marx, pp. 76 f. 94. Karl Marx, 'Declaration', ME W 1 200. 95. 96. 97. 98. Marx to Engels, MEW XXXII 128. Rheinische Briefen und Akten, ed. Hansen, 1 496. Marx to A. Ruge, MEW XXVII 415. Ibid. T W O Paris We are going to France, the threshold of a new world. May it live up to our dreams! At the end of our journey we will find the vast valley of Paris, the cradle of the new Europe, the great laboratory where world history is formed and has its ever fresh source.
To explain his view of the relationship of democracy to previous forms of constitution, he invoked a parallel with religion: Just as religion does not make man but man makes religion, so the constitution does not make the people but the people make the constitution. In a certain respect democracy has the same relation to all the 64 KARL MARX: A BIOGRAPHY other forms of state as Christianity has to all other forms of religion. Christianity is the religion par excellence, the essence of religion, deified man as a particular religion.