|parliament loses the supreme command over the
|c. ||January 12 to April 11, 1851. The parliament succumbs in the attempts to regain possession of the administrative power. The party
of Order loses its independent parliamentary majority. Its coalition with the republicans and the
|d. ||April 11 to October 9, 1851. Attempts at
revision, fusion and prorogation. The party of
Order dissolves into its component parts. The
breach between the bourgeois parliament and the
bourgeois press, on the one hand, and the bourgeois mass, on the other, becomes permanent.|
|e. ||October 9 to December 2, 1851. Open
breach between the parliament and the executive
power. It draws up its own decree of death,
and goes under, left in the lurch by its own class,
by the Army, and by all the other classes. Downfall of the parliamentary régime and of the reign
of the bourgeoisie. Bonaparte's triumph. Parody
of the imperialist restoration.|
The Social Republic appeared as a mere phrase,
as a prophecy on the threshold of the February
Revolution; it was smothered in the blood of
the Parisian proletariat during the days of 1848,
but it stalks about as a spectre throughout the
following acts of the drama. The Democratic
Republic next makes its bow; it goes out in a
fizzle on June 13, 1849, with its runaway small
traders; but, on fleeing, it scatters behind it all
the more bragging announcements of what it
means do to. The Parliamentary Republic, together with the bourgeoisie, then appropriates
the whole stage; it lives its life to the full ex
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Book title: The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte.
Contributors: Karl Marx - Author, Daniel De Leon - Translator.
Publisher: C. H. Kerr.
Place of publication: Chicago.
Publication year: 1914.
Page number: 137.
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