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This is often the 1st of five volumes on Marx's idea of revolution.

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Be sure, the [ people of theJ p rovince h ave the righ t, under prescribed conditions, to adopt these gods [ their representativ,εsJ as their own, but right after this act of creation they must, like fetish-worsh ipers, forget that these are gods they have made with their own h ands. 56 The deputies 。이ect to publishing Diet proceedings regularly because they regard the Diet as their own privilege and not as the right of the people to representation. “What the province demands, rather, is that "'.

French" ideas-:-constitutional­ ism , representative democracy. Lib erty-Equality-Fraternity . -were not so foreign. ι ( Have we forgotten [ wrote Enge1s in 1 88 8 J that the whole left bank of the Rhine . . was pro-French-minded when thè G ermans moved into it again in 1 8 1 4 , and remained pro-French-minded till 1 848 when the revolution rehabilitated the Germans in the Rh inelanders’ 아res? th at Heine’s pro-French enthusiasm and even h is Bonapartism were not�ing but th e ech o of general public feeling west of the Rhine?

From this p osition, common enough in liberalism up to this point, Marx goes over to a sweeping opposition to any and every control over opinions, as distinct from acts. transition is m ade inthis passage : What a difference between a j udge and a censor! The censor has no law except his master. this basic notion: “Since a legal development is not p ossible without. the development of laws; since a developmeQt of laws is impossible without a criticism of laws; since every criticism of. l aws sets the citizens' heads; hence also hearts, at variance wiih the existing laws; since this variance i s perceived as dissatisfaction : then a l oyal participation by the press in the deveIopmerit of the state is impossible if it must not stir u p dissati�faction with the existing legal conditions.

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