Marx on Making History: Impulse and Inertia

Robert Owen (
Sat, 16 Oct 1999 16:29:53 -0400

"People make their own history, but they do not make it
just as they please; they do not make it under
circumstances chosen by themselves, but under circumstances directly encountered, given and transmitted from the past. The tradition of all the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the brain of the living."

"The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte", 1852, ch.1

Robert M. Owen
The Orion Institute
57 W. Morgan Street
Brevard, NC 28712-3659 USA