The Corporate Power vs. National Interest Capitalism by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH

by Steven Jonas, MD, MPH
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January 6, 2011

Otto von Bismarck was known as the “Iron Chancellor,” first of Prussia, then after 1871 and the Prussian victory over the French in the Franco-Prussian War, of the unified German state.  Shortly after the bourgeois revolution of 1848 had swept through a number of European countries (and succeeded in a few of them like France), he said: “The social insecurity of the worker is the real cause of their being a peril to the state (Sigerist, H.E., On the Sociology of Medicine, New York: MD Publications, 1960, p. 127).  In 1881, Kaiser Wilhelm I, in a speech to the German Reichstag (parliament), written for him by Bismarck, said: Continue reading