Marx in Neue Rheinische Zeitung December 1848


Source: MECW Volume 8, p. 210;
Written: on December 26, 1848;
First published: in Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 179, December 27, 1848.

The literary lumpen-proletariat of Herr Dumont, which accepts with the most touching passive resistance all the kicks bestowed on it by the Neue Rheinische Zeitung, is trying to revenge itself by denouncing the editors of the Neue Rheinische Zeitung to the police on account of articles which they have not written. Thus, according to the Kölnische Zeitung of December 25, Freiligrath is alleged to be the author of a report from Cologne in the Deutsche Schnellpost, published in New York, and for that reason is said to have participated in the cat’s concert dedicated to the patrons of the Kölnische Zeitung on November 3. It seems that the laurels won by “Maltheser” prevent the editors of the Kölnische Zeitung from sleeping.