Friedrich Engels (1820-1895), The Condition of the Working Class in England
, tr. W.O. Henderson and W.H. Chaloner (1958; rpt. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1968), p. 139:
In the circumstances it is not surprising that the working classes have become a race apart from the English bourgeoisie. The middle classes have more in common with every other nation in the world than with the proletariat which lives on their own doorsteps. The workers differ from the middle classes in speech, in thoughts and ideas, customs, morals, politics and religion.
They are two quite different nations, as unlike as if they were differentiated by race.
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