BBC caption: The marble plaque on the imposing sculpture’s base has been attacked, seemingly with a hammer (FRIENDS OF HIGHGATE CEMETERY TRUST)
Our thanks to C for this. From the BBC piece:
Who is Karl Marx?
Marx is considered the father of communism, a type of government and philosophy where everything is shared equally. [J4MB emphasis]
Seriously, that’s what it says. No mention of the 100m+ deaths and appalling suffering directly attributable to the “type of government and philosophy”. Maybe the attack wasn’t “mindless”, but “mindful”? Has anyone in the history of the world ever been responsible for as much suffering as Karl Marx? I doubt it. And our next government might be led by a Marxist.
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