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Author(s) Friedrich Engels
Written 1875

Source: Marx Engels On Art and Literature, Progress Publishers, 1976
Keywords : Russia, Literature

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But, says Herr Tkachov, I have used “every possible kind of abuse” against him. Now a certain kind of abuse, so-called invective, is one of the most effective forms of rhetoric which, when required, is employed by all great orators and of which William Cobbett, the most powerful English political writer, possessed such mastery that he is still admired and serves as a model that has yet to be matched.