Rhymes with "Chode" by kanyewesteros

Question 12

When something erodes, one might say it withers away. Who is the most famous user of the phrase "wither away," and what did he say would be withering away?

Friedrich Engels, "the state" - but I'll give credit for Marx cause I totally thought it was him (edited at 1:16 pm, November 18, 2016 (PST))

Original Answer: Karl Marx, "the state"