Marx in Neue Rheinische Zeitung March 1849

The 18th of March

Source: MECW Volume 9, p. 108;
Written: by Marx on March 18, 1849;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 249 (second edition), March 18, 1849.

Cologne, March 18. We confess to our readers that we do not know how to write any leading article for today. The March revolution in Berlin, that feeble echo of the revolution in Vienna,[104] never aroused our enthusiasm. On March 19, 1848, Berlin sang: “In Jesus is my trust!” We advise the worthy Berliners this time to say on March 18: “In Wrangel is my trust!”

The anniversary the Neue Rheinische Zeitung will celebrate will be that of June 25.[105]

And what will the Kölnische Zeitung do, that is to say, the “Cologne bourgeoisie"?

On March 22, 1848, the chief reproach of the Kölnische Zeitung against Herr von “Arnim” was that he had banned the Rheinische Zeitung. At that time Camphausen was not yet a Minister. We mention this for clarification.

We still remember the happy time when Camphausen collaborated with us in Cologne.[106] The attitude of Camphausen to us in the past and our present attitude to him — therein lies the secret of the March revolution of 1848.