Friday, February 17, 2012
Karl Marx reviews "Downton Abbey"
From "Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts of 1844"
"His family history, the history of his house etc - all this individualises the estate for him and makes it literally his house, personalises it. Similarly those working on the estate have not the position of day-labourers; but they are in part themselves his property, as are serfs; and in part they are bound to him by ties of respect, allegiance and duty....It is necessary that this appearance be abolished."