Commending the grubbing of the revolutionary old mole in The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte, Karl Marx tacitly promotes an art of dirt alongside a practice of the dig.
Karl Marx, "The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louise Bonaparte," in David McLellan, ed.
I am referring to a passage from "The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte:"
1) See Karl Marx, The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte, in The Portable Karl Marx 287, 287 (Eugene Kamenka trans.
As Marx had argued already in The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte (1852), the bourgeoisie was content to sacrifice its social values of Liberte, egalite, fraternal in order to maintain its economic control, and soon enough, as Adorno once remarked, capitalism became its own ideology: No need to inculcate political beliefs when one has glamorous commodities to offer.
Le 16 septembre 1792, l'Assemblee legislative vote la conservation des << chefs d'Luvre des arts >> ; Joseph Lakanal demande le 4 juin 1793 la penalisation des degradations sur les monuments publics, tandis que les Archives nationales sont creees en 1790, les services d'archives departementales par la loi du 26 octobre 1796 (5 brumaire
an V) et qu'un decret de la Convention nationale du 1 7 octobre 1795 (25 vendemiaire an IV) concerne l'organisation de la Bibliotheque nationale.
He became First Consul in 1799, heading an all powerful troika, as a result of the coup d'Etat du 18 brumaire
, and was crowned Emperor in 1804.
As Novaya Gazeta columnist Andrei Kolesnikov has pointed out, religion's true role in contemporary Russia is perhaps best summed up by none other than Karl Marx, who in his 1852 pamphlet The 18th Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte described it as "the domination of the priests as an instrument of government.
His writings on the French Revolutions (The Class Struggles in France, 1848 to 1850, The 18th Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte and The Civil War in France of 1871), for example, concentrate on the revolutionary overthrow of societies structured by feudal social relations and their replacement by societies structured by capitalist class relations.
21) Primarily in Shumann, Jiggs, and the reporter, Faulkner represents the character of a certain robust popular disrespect and derision for such small-scale despots (they always begin as small-scale despots until--as Marx put it in The Eighteenth Brumaire
of Louis Bonaparte--the social struggle "create[s] circumstances and relationships that ma[ke] it possible for a grotesque mediocrity to play a hero's part" ).
Drawing on Marx's 18th Brumaire
, if the evolution of the post-1917 Russian Bolsheviks was tragedy on a Napoleonic scale, the post1970 evolution of the NDP was farce in the tradition of Napoleon III.
A few days later the Convention passed the infamous law of 3 brumaire
IV (25 October 1795), an omnibus bill of political exclusion.