A guy named George Watson wrote a book, which tried to "prove", among other things, that Adolf Hitler was a marxist. Now, obviously, it's hard to take this view seriously, and most of what Watson says is obviously bullshit with no proper evidence.
However, Watson sometimes quotes Engels saying things that, without context, sound shady. I need to see the context.
I went to MIA to read the articles. The problem is that they're not available in English because of Lawrence & Wishart.
So I went to the German version of MIA, and they did have a link to the articles (they were on another site for some reason).
One of them is by Engels (Watson incorrectly says it's written by Marx), named "Der magyarische Kampf", the other is also by Engels and is named "Der dänisch-preußische Waffenstillstand".
Here are some quotes from the automatic translation of one of the articles:
"Of all the nations and monasteries of Austria, only three are the bearers of progress who have actively intervened in history, which are still viable - the Germans, the Poles, the Magyars . Therefore, they are now revolutionary. All other big and small tribes and peoples have the mission to perish in the revolutionary world-storm. Therefore they are now counterrevolutionary."
"These remnants of a nation which, as Hegel says, are relentlessly trodden down by the course of history, these peoples' trashes are always, and remain until their utter obliteration or denationalization, the fanatical vehicles of counterrevolution, as their whole existence is in itself a protest against a great historical revolution."
"The next world war will not only turn into reactionary classes and dynasties, it will also make entire reactionary peoples disappear from the ground. And that's also progress."
Here is a quote from the other article:
"With the same right with which the French have taken Flanders, Lorraine and Alsace and will take Belgium sooner or later, with the same right Germany takes Schleswig: with the right of civilization against barbarism, of progress against stability."
Does anybody have a hard copy of these articles in English? Or are there any German-speaking people here?