Thinking of Marx


“It is clear that the arm of criticism cannot replace the criticism of arms. Material force can only be overthrown by material force, but theory itself becomes a material force when it has seized the masses.”

Karl Marx, Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right, 1844

“Die Waffe der Kritik kann allerdings die Kritik der Waffen nicht ersetzen, die materielle Gewalt muss gestürzt werden durch materielle Gewalt, allein auch die Theorie wird zur materiellen Gewalt, sobald sie die Massen ergreift.”

-Karl Marx, Original:  Zur Kritik der Hegelschen Rechtsphilosophie, 1844

 

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