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Marx was chagrined at Lenchen’s condition, not on moral scruples, but rather because he felt it might be construed as his having taken advantage of a proletarian. ” Thankfully for Marx, Comrade Friedrich Engels obligingly claimed paternity and the boy, christened Freddy Demuth, was adopted by a working-class family. Engels did this both to save the Marxes’ marriage and because the news would have provided lethal ammunition to Marx’s enemies. When Jenny returned, she commiserated with Lenchen and admonished Engels.
Gandhi, who donned philosophies for a midlife crisis as other men did cars, adopted a belief in aparigraha (nonpossessiveness) and determined his wife and sons engage in communal living. He established the Phoenix settlement, situated in the midst of miles of sugar cane. ” To promote his view of simplicity, Gandhi bought shears to cut hair and studied a childbirth manual so he would be able to deliver any subsequent babies. However, the latter never occurred because of his next philosophy, brahmacharya, sexual abstinence.
Denied a vegetarian diet in the labor camp, she resorted to a fast; General Smuts, avid adherent of white minority rule, not wanting her to die as a martyr, ultimately conceded. ” The same sentiment was felt by Mrs. Mahatma. After establishing a spiritual retreat, his famous ashram (where he slept naked beside similarly undressed young girls to prove his power over preserving his vital fluids), he set about trying to right the wrongs imposed by the British Raj, which used his country to line England’s coffers.