Posted by: Rajesh Shukla | May 23, 2012

Prometheus Bound


The illustration in the masthead of our publication, With Sober Senses, is an 1843 political cartoon entitled “Prometheus Bound.” It comments on the Prussian government’s suppression of the Rheinische Zeitung, a newspaper Karl Marx edited in 1842 and 1843. Marx is chained to the printing press; the bird gnawing at him is the Royal Prussian eagle.

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