The illustration in the masthead of our publication, With Sober Senses, is an 1843 political cartoon entitled “Prometheus Bound.” It comments on the Prussian government’s suppression of the Rheinische Zeitung, a newspaper Karl Marx edited in 1842 and 1843. Marx is chained to the printing press; the bird gnawing at him is the Royal Prussian eagle.

March 30, 2011