"they found Karl Kraus hard at work"
Karl Kraus
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     Karl Kraus (1874-1936) founded Die Fackel/The Torch in 1899. He single-handedly wrote, edited and published 922 issues of the journal until his death. It was a platform for his observations on society, for his attacks on hypocrisy, pschoanalysis, corruption in the Habsburg Empire, the nationalism of the pan-German movement, laissez-faire economic policies, and numerous other topical subjects. From 1911 on he was, for the most part, the sole author of each issue.