The Confessions of Karl Marx

  • Karl Marx
Keywords: Marxism


In the early 1860s, Laura and Jenny Marx caught their father in a jovial mood and had him play "Confessions," a game popular at that time. His answers were written in English and several of them are clearly in the gay spirit of the occasion. For example: Your favorite dish? Fish (because it rhymes with dish); your favorite flower? Daphne (a kind of laurel-sor Laura). Others, however, are just as clearly serious and reflect the true character of the man. This is taken from D. Ryazanoff's Karl Marx: Man, Thinker, and Revolutionist. —The Editors