Russian communism isthe illegitimate child of Karl Marx and Catherine the
Great. 1st Earl Speech, Aarhus University,11 Apr.
It isaswholly wrong toblame Marx for what wasdonein his name, as it is
to blame Jesus for what was done in his. Tony (Anthony Neil Wedgwood) Benn Quoted in Alan
Freeman The Benn Heresy (1982).
Much of the world's work, it has been said, is done by men who do not feel
quite well. Marx is a case in point. John Kenneth Galbraith The Age of Uncertainty, ch.3.
Imagine Rousseau,Voltaire, Holbach, Lessing, Heine, and Hegel united in
one personI say united, not lumped togetherand
you have Dr Marx. Moses Hess Quoted in A J P
Taylor's introduction to the Penguin edition of The Communist
With all allowance made for Marx's erudition and his historic impact
upon the social sciences, especially
sociology, it is as an art united with prophecy, virtually
religious prophecy, that Marxism survives. Robert Nisbet Sociology as an Art Form, ch.5.
The typical entrepreneur is no longer the bold and tireless man of
Marshall, or the sly and rapacious Moneybags of Marx,
but a mass of inert shareholders, indistinguishable
from rentiers, who employ salaried managers to run
their concerns. Edwin Arlington Robinson An Essay on Marxian Economics.
The cold metal of economic theory is in Marx's pages immersed in such a
wealth of steaming phrases as to acquire a
temperature not naturally its own. Joseph Alois Schumpeter Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy, p.21.