Mainly for rachelfmb: Crooked Timber have far too much fun with a planned film biography of Marx:
SOUNDTRACK: Jim Morrison sings “The Internationale”. Fade into overhead shot of Karl lying flat on his back on his desk.
MARX: (V/O) Bloomsbury. Shit. Two weeks and I was still in the British Museum Reading Room. Every time I looked around, the political philosophy shelves moved in a little closer. Everyone gets what he wants. I wanted an overarching critique of the modern politico-economic system. And for my sins, they gave me one. Brought it up to me like room service.
ENGELS: (puts down dog-eared copy of “Elements of the Philosophy of Right”) It is clear to me that Herr Hegel has gone insane.
MARX: Yes, sir. Obviously insane.
ENGELS: And he is still out there, still discussing the nature of existence. We want you to go to Germany, and terminate his tenure.
PROUDHON: Terminate with extreme prejudice.