Marx and Engels in Neue Rheinische Zeitung Politisch-Íkonomische Revue


Source: MECW, Volume 10, p. 5;
Written: by Engels, 15 December 1849;
Published: in the Westdeutsche Zeitung No. 6, January 8, 1850.

The Neue Rheinische Zeitung Politisch-Íkonomische Revue
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