Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung May 1849

The Dissolution

Source: MECW Volume 9, p. 380;
Written: by Engels on May 1, 1849;
First published: in the Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 287, May 2, 1849.

Cologne, May 1. Deputies who arrived here yesterday from Berlin report that the Chambers have been dissolved in Dresden as well.[300]

Hanover, Berlin, Dresden — in Munich there has so far only been an adjournment — do you, honest German citizen, now realise what tune is to be played?

Last year, when the Frankfurt Assembly was convened, Prussia ordered all the small states to convene their Chambers. Now, exactly one year later, Prussia orders them to dissolve all the Chambers. Then it was Camphausen, now it is Manteuffel. On each occasion there was the same aim, the same intention. Despite all the phrases, Camphausen and Manteuffel go arm in arm.

And there are still people in Germany who defend the sovereigns!