Michael Mosbacher

Engels mustn’t fall

Tearing down his Manchester monument would be a mistake

Friedrich Engel's statue in Manchester (Credit: Twitter)

Should a 3.5 metre high Soviet statue of Karl Marx’s collaborator and patron Friedrich Engels – brought over from Ukraine five years ago – stay up in central Manchester? The concrete likeness of communism’s co-founder, dating from 1970, lorded over Mala Pereshchepina, a village a few hours drive from Kharkiv, until 2015.

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