In June 1853 the New York Daily Tribune published an article by Karl Marx on "Revolution in China and in Europe." This is Marx in typical form, combining a brilliant explanatory model of the past and present with bold yet quite mistaken predictions about the future - the opposite of the damned in Dante's Inferno, who could see the . . .
a narrative of hatred, honor, courage,
of virtue, love, ideals and wickedness,
and of a war so terrible, it marked
the threshold between one age and the next.
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