The most repulsive thing here is the bourgeois
'respectability' bred into the bones of the
workers. The social division of society into
innumerable gradations, each recognised without
question, each with its own pride but also its
inborn respect for its 'betters' and 'superiors',
is so old and firmly established that the
bourgeois still find it pretty easy to get
their bait accepted .
Throughout his acquaintance with Britain Engels was
worried by the growth of respectability in the...[Show more]
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