in spite of all banks, of all the enormous direct and indirect money-presents made to them by the state, the Prussian nobles are over head and ears indebted to the Jews, and no raising of the import duties on agricultural produce will save them. (Friedrich Engels to Nikolaj Danielson, London, 5/1/1888; "Marx & Engels collected works", 48, 'Letters 1887-90', Lawrence & Wishart, London, 2010: 136)