Quotation by Karl Marx

I am greatly pleased with the public, authentic isolation in which we two, you and I, now find ourselves. It is wholly in accord with our attitude and our principles.
Karl Marx (1818–1883), German political theorist, social philosopher. Letter, February 11, 1851, to Engels. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels: Collected Works, vol. 38 (1982).

Marx referred to the strains of party politics after the collapse of the Communist League of which he was a leading member. He added, "The system of mutual concessions, half- measures tolerated for decency's sake, and the obligation to bear one's share of public ridicule in the party with all these jack- asses, is now over."
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