Marx in Neue Rheinische Zeitung March 1849

The Neue Preussische Zeitung on the Occasion of the 18th of March

Source: MECW Volume 9, p. 109;
Written: by Marx on March 18, 1849;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 249 (second edition), March 18, 1849.

Cologne, March 18. The organ of Frederick William IV, the Neue Preussische Zeitung, writes as follows on the occasion of March 18, 1849:

Double woe, however, to the people that solemnly commemorates its revolution; to sin is human, but to take pride in the sin and to celebrate one’s crime is of the devil.”

In a feature article of the same issue, the newspaper calls the struggle on March 18 and 19 a “bloody farce"! That is the fitting reward “to My people"[107] for having made half a revolution.

Further, the newspaper reports that a few days ago Wrangel went to “inspectFriedrichshain.[108]

We shall await what Herr Wrangel will “inspect” on March 18, 1850.