Magazine
Latest Issue

Marx and Lincoln 15th October 2003 Donald Sassoon (October) put some good questions to Karl Marx, but the old gentleman seems to be suffering from forgetfulness. In listing Bismarck, Lincoln, Gladstone and Disraeli as his enemies, he overlooked his letter of congratulation to Lincoln on his re-election in 1864. The letter, written on behalf of the International Working Men’s Association, said: “The working men of Europe feel sure that, as the American war of independence initiated a new era of ascendancy for the middle class, so the American anti-slavery war will do for the working classes. They consider it an…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to letters@prospect-magazine.co.uk

More From Prospect