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Author QuotedKarl Marx
Title QuotedCritique of Hegel's 'Philosophy of Right'
Date (Year/Month/Day)1957/05/13
Imprint[S.l.] : [s.n.]. 1843
QuotationMarx is, in some strange way, an heir of Ezechiel and Jeremias. Not that he is a conscious and willing instrument of God-but an instrument. We have to listen to his tune and understand it. Because it does not mean exactly what Marx himself thought it would mean or what the communists made it mean (for Marxism, in a sense, is dead. But the unintentional consequence of Marxism lives on and their work is terrible).
Quotation SourceA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 90
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