“Historiograph” Note #100

100. “The criticism of religion…” Transposition, distortion. A composite drawn from Karl Marx, “A Contribution to the Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right: Introduction,” 1843-­44, taken from Marx, Early Writings (New York: Vintage, 1975), 243-47. This essay had such a strong effect on the situationists—perhaps more for its style than anything else—that it sometimes seems to have been the only text by Marx they ever read.