In Sachen Brentano contra Marx wegen angeblicher Citatsfälschung. Geschichtserzählung und Dokumente Von Friedrich Engels. Friedrich Engels.
Engels: Marx vs. Brentano

In Sachen Brentano contra Marx wegen angeblicher Citatsfälschung. Geschichtserzählung und Dokumente Von Friedrich Engels.

Hamburg: Verlag von Otto Meissner, 1891. First edition. Tinted edges. In somewhat later half cloth binding. [4] 75 [1] p. Binding slightly rubbed at extremities. Otherwise in fine condition.

Scarce first edition of Engels’ pamphlet about the conflict between Karl Marx and Lujo Brentano.

“In 1872, an anonymous attack was launched in the Berlin Concordia: Zeitschrift für die Arbeiterfrage against Karl Marx for having allegedly falsified a quotation from an 1863 parliamentary speech by the British Liberal politician, and future Prime Minister, William Gladstone in his own Inaugural Address to the First International in 1864. The polemic was written, so it was later disclosed, by the eminent liberal political economist Lujo Brentano. Marx vigorously defended himself in a response published later that year in Der Volksstaat, launching a bitter debate that would drag on for two decades, involving Marx's daughter Eleanor, an obscure Cambridge don named Sedly Taylor, and even Gladstone himself, who backed Brentano's version. Finally, Friedrich Engels summed it all up in 1891 in a long pamphlet with all the relevant materials reprinted called ’In the Case of Brentano vs. Marx’.” Jay, 2015.

Literature: Jay, M (2015) Marx and Mendacity: Can There Be a Politics without Hypocrisy? In: Analyse & Kritik 2/2015 s5–21. http://www.analyse-und-kritik.net/Dateien/5a79833b85656_jay.pdf

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