The Northern Star about the Neue Rheinische Zeitung

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Author(s) Karl Marx
Written 26 June 1848


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Source: Marx-Engels Collected Works, Volume 7, p. 129;
First published: in Neue Rheinische Zeitung No. 27, June 27, 1848.
Collection(s): Neue Rheinische Zeitung

An article published in The Northern Star No. 557, June 24, 1848, under the title “The New Rhenish Gazette” stated: “New Rheinische Zeitung is the title of a new daily journal lately started at Cologne. This journal, which announces itself ‘the organ of the democracy’, is conducted with singular ability and extraordinary boldness; and we hail it as a worthy, able, and valiant comrade in the grand crusade against tyranny and injustice in every shape and form. The principal editor is Dr. Marx one of the ablest of the defenders of Labour’s rights in Europe. The assistant editors include W. Wolff, of Breslaw, a sterling democrat: Dr. Dronke, of Coblentz, ex-state prisoner; F. Wolff, of Cologne (was ten years in Paris); H. Bürgers (of Cologne, a favourite popular orator, and member of the first Popular assembly at Frankfort); Frederick Engels, whose able writings have often graced the columns of the Star and George Weerth, a name honourably known to our readers as the unmasker of the Freetrade delusionists at the celebrated Brussels Conference. We wish our contemporary a long career of usefulness and victory.”

The Northern Star, the organ of the English Chartists, which is edited by Feargus O'Connor, G. Julian Harney and Ernest Jones, contains in its latest issue an appreciation of the manner in which the Neue Rheinische Zeitung interprets the English people’s movement and advocates democracy in general.

We thank the editors of the Northern Star for the friendly and genuinely democratic way in which they have mentioned our newspaper. At the same time we want to assure them that the revolutionary Northern Star is the only English newspaper for whose appreciation we care.