Posted by ESC on March 30, 2000

In Reply to: Marx posted by mark on March 30, 2000

: hi, I am wondering if anyone knows where Karl Marx wrote "Religion is the opiate of the masses." thanks

From Familiar Quotations by John Barlett:

Miguel de Unamuno (1864-1936): "...religion is the opiate of the people. Opium...opium...opium, yes. Let us give them opium so that they can sleep and dream." "San Manuel Bueno," prologue.

Karl Marx (1818-1883): " the opium of the people." "Critique of the Hegelian Philosophy of Right" , introduction.