Re:Marx on Making History: Impulse and Inertia

Amara Graps (
Mon, 18 Oct 1999 17:15:52 +0200

Robert Owen ( Sat, 16 Oct 1999 quotes:

>"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." -- Karl Marx

And I have a quote in response ...

"If Karl, instead of writing alot about capital, had made alot of it, it would have been much better." --Karl Marx's Mother

(some dark humor for a Monday ...)



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