Re: [OPE-L] Kommunistische Zeitschrift

From: Ernesto Screpanti (screpanti@UNISI.IT)
Date: Wed Aug 30 2006 - 03:30:23 EDT

Chris, Regina and Juriaan,

thank you very much for your information. Now I am convinced that the
Introduction to the 'Kommunistische  Zeitschrift' was not written by Marx
and Engels. The Italian editor (A. Arru) did this attribution but without
giving any explanation. She refers to a French translation, letting the
reader believe that it attributes the paper to M&E.
It is a pity, because the paper is very interesting. Moreover it contains
same passagges that resound ideas put forward in The German Ideology.
I would say to Jerry that most probably M&E would not object to the paper
ideas. Possibly, as Chris suggests, M&E influenced the writer, whoever he
is. But this is not enough to attribute it to them.

In solidarity


At 11.12 29/08/2006 -0400, you wrote:
>Chris, Regina, Ernesto, and others:
>Is there any reason to suppose that either Marx or Engels objected to
>the contents of that introduction?  Had they objected, might they not have
>written something to that effect?
>In solidarity, Jerry
>Regina wrote:
> > As Chris has already pointed out, the introduction to the "Kommunistische
> > Zeitschrift"  from September 1847 has not been written by Marx and/or
> > Probably it  was Karl  Schapper who was chief editor of the journal, [...]
>Chris wrote:
> >  A final word. I think we can say with certainty that Marx and Engels
> > did not officially contribute anything to KZ.
>Ernesto wrote:
> >  Marx and Engels Introduction is very important from a political
> >  point of view, because they criticise certain autoritarian
> >  doctrines of communism.--

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