The People's Republic of China has donated a 14' statue of Karl Marx to his birthplace, the city of Trier, Germany. I would have to hazard a guess that the statue does not include a plaque memorializing the tens of millions of people killed by their Communist governments, and I have to hope that 'ol Karl's hands are soon painted red in their memory.
Or, for that matter, in respect to his long-suffering family, who basically starved while he pretended to work on his published works while assiduously avoided doing any actual work. There are a lot of beautiful things to be seen in Trier--I've been there--but the Karl Marx birthplace is at best a pathetic footnote there.
Friday Faves Potpourri - I don’t have a bookish list of Friday Faves this week, but I’ll plan one for next week. Meanwhile, join me for another post of potpourri. ~This week, my hu...
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