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October 30, 2015
The layers of irony that cover the burial plot of Karl Marx do not inspire his followers; a devotee pays a fee to see that Marx bought one of the swankiest plots in London for his burial.
"HIGHGATE CEMETERY, LONDON—On a summer visit to the grave of Karl Marx, Ben Gliniecki found that he would have to pay £4, or about $6, to pay respects to the man who sounded the death knell for private property.
"Mr. Gliniecki, a Marxist, said no.
"'Personally, I think it is disgusting,' the 24-year-old political activist said. 'There are no depths of irony, or bad taste, to which capitalists won’t sink if they think they can make money out of it.'"--Alistair Macdonald and Eser Erhereine, The Wall Street Journal