“Even the Catholics know that they can’t all be popes”

by Yule Heibel on November 3, 2003

An interview with the ghost of Karl Marx in Prospect Magazine:

Karl Marx: All this I analysed. All this I deconstructed (yes, I keep up with modern charlatans). The result: the first theory of fascism. So don’t tell me I have ever been under any illusion about the people. I know how to look at the harshest reality with equanimity. I realised we had lost, as your socialist friends have now. And I plucked up my courage and went to work. I spent my days in the British Museum reading room, solitary and proud, my soul devoured with rage, my arse festered with carbuncles, but my mind doing its duty, the duty of intellectuals: face reality.


Interviewer: And feminism?
Karl Marx: I did write that great social changes are impossible without the feminine ferment. But there is far to go. The majority of workers in the world are now women, but the vast majority of feminists are not workers. What many western feminists want is to share power with western man. And why not? Who would want to be some schmuck’s hausfrau? But this makes no difference to the feminine army of labour. [More…]

(via Arts & Letter Daily)

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Joel November 4, 2003 at 11:02 pm

I’ve come back to this a few times to enjoy.

Sounds about right, Yule the Magnificent.

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