Marx in Neue Rheinische Zeitung December 1848

Dismissal of Drigalski

Source: MECW Volume 8, p. 187;
Written: by Marx on December 17, 1848;
First published: in the supplement to Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 172, December 19, 1848.

Cologne, December 17. The “citizen and communist” Drigalski, who introduced the censorship, abolished it again, and then threatened to suspend the local newspaper, [Neue Rheinische Zeitung] has, we have just heard, been suspended himself. A pity, a great pity!

Postscript. Misfortune travels fast! Herr Spiegel, Regierungspräsident, also bids us farewell. According to reports current all over the town, he has been dismissed.