Irony: Communists Sue To Protect “Property Rights”

Statue of Karl Marx. (Coastline Journal)

Karl Marx, the father of modern Communism, must be rolling in his grave. Because while he did not believe in private property, it would seem some of his followers do.

According to an article on the American Thinker, a Marxist publishing group is suing in order to protect the property rights of Karl Marx’s writings:

Call the irony police! A Marxist publishing company in Britain that used to be affiliated with the British Communist Party is protecting its property and denying access to Marx’s writings to the public for free. David Kravets of Ars Technica reports:

A radical publishing house, called Lawrence & Wishart, who at one time was connected to Great Britain’s Communist Party, is demanding the removal from the Marxists Internet Archive of the “Marx-Engels Collected Works”—hardcover books that sell for up to $50 a pop.

The archive has posted a message to its readers informing them that Lawrence & Wishart’s material will be removed April 30.

Read more here.

You Might Like


As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning. Guest posting is disabled for security reasons.

You Might Like