EUROPE: The Odd Renaissance of Karl Marx

They paraded down West Berlin's Karl Marx Strasse, some 24,000 strong, under banners that defiantly announced their allegiance to Communism and the "class struggle." Yet few of the marchers were workers, and a good many had not even been born when Soviet troops tried to starve out West Berlin in the infamous blockade of 1948-49. Some of the youthful demonstrators melted into the beer halls along the way. Here and there, braless girls with sweaters tied around their hips joined in the march with a shrug and trudged along with shoulders back....

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