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Freedom of Expression - color by bluessaurus Freedom of Expression - color by bluessaurus
That's just a sketch for an alternative reality essay:

After the victory on the Civil War, and after escape from an attempt of murder, the president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, gives an interview to Karl Marx, from New York Tribune.
After leave London in 1855, Marx is established in Chicago, where he writes for some german-american papers and lectures at Chicago Normal School.
Marx, on his articles, praises Lincoln for his efforts against the slavery.

The B&W sketch is here: [link]
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:iconfinnishecosocialist:
This made me sad... Sad that this never happended. Really nice art :D
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:iconbluessaurus:
bluessaurus Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me too. It would be fantastic.
Thanks for your nice comments. :D
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:iconbttlrp:
Marx actually wrote an enthusiastic letter to Lincoln on behalf of the Workingmen's international, and Lincoln responded! They coulda been friends!!
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bluessaurus Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It could be great! :)
Can you imagine a history like that; Lincoln survives the assassination attempt, takes command of the reconstruction of the South, and Marx writing about this.
It could be happen in our reality.
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:iconbttlrp:
www.marxists.org/archive/marx/…

You get the impression Lincoln was baffled by this cryptically complimentary letter :P

'"Relation of capital to labour"? Er.. what? O_o But thanks! :D'
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bluessaurus Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I saw it before. :)
You know, that's Marx being Marx. The critical analysis never ends. ;)
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:iconlordelthibar:
Oh wow! The heroes of both worlds meeting each other.
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:iconbluessaurus:
bluessaurus Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It could be great, if it happened in our reality, isn't it? :)
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Kajm Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nicely done. And, unlike :iconpoasterchild:'s take on the subject of freedom of expression, you actually Allow comments! Thank you!
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