The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics)

The Communist Manifesto and Other Writings (Barnes & Noble Classics)

Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels

Language: English

Pages: 189

ISBN: B01K17B7S0

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Largely ignored when it was first published in 1848, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’s The Communist Manifesto has become one of the most widely read and discussed social and political testaments ever written. Its ideas and concepts have not only become part of the intellectual landscape of Western civilization: They form the basis for a movement that has, for better or worse, radically changed the world.

Addressed to the common worker, the Manifesto argues that history is a record of class struggle between the bourgeoisie, or owners, and the proletariat, or workers. In order to succeed, the bourgeoisie must constantly build larger cities, promote new products, and secure cheaper commodities, while eliminating large numbers of workers in order to increase profits without increasing production—a scenario that is perhaps even more prevalent today than in 1848. Calling upon the workers of the world to unite, the Manifesto announces a plan for overthrowing the bourgeoisie and empowering the proletariat.

This volume also includes Marx’s The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte (1852), one of the most brilliant works ever written on the philosophy of history, and Theses on Feuerbach (1845), Marx’s personal notes about new forms of social relations and education.

Communist Manifesto translated by Samuel Moore, revised and edited by Friedrich Engels.
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Engels leaves school to join the family textile business. 1838 Engels goes to Bremen for business training; he also writes for the press. 1841 Marx is awarded his doctorate. Engels returns home to Bar men but soon enlists in the military for a one-year term and goes to Berlin, where he attends lectures in his free time and joins the Young Hegelians. 1842 Marx begins contributing to the liberal newspaper Rheinische Zeitung, published in Cologne. His first article carries the headline “Comments

Geneva in 1882; the preface to that edition was written by Marx and myself. Unfortunately, the original German manuscript has gone astray; I must therefore retranslate from the Russian, which will in no way improve the text. It reads: [Here Engels quotes the preface to this edition, see above. Then he continues:] At about the same date, a new Polish version appeared in Geneva, Manifest Komunistyczny. Furthermore, a new Danish translation has appeared in the Socialdemokratisk Bibliothek,

by law and under the supreme control of the state.” (Ibidem, §9.)—“The home of every citizen is inviolable except in the forms prescribed by law.” (Chapter II, §3.) Etc., etc.—The Constitution, therefore, constantly refers to future organic laws which are to put into effect those marginal notes and regulate the enjoyment of these unrestricted liberties in such manner that they will collide neither with one another nor with the publicsafety. And later, these organic laws were brought into being by

rifle butt. But the revolution is thoroughgoing. It is still journeying through purgatory. It does its work methodically. By December 2, 1851, it had completed one half of its preparatory work; it is now completing the other half. First it perfected the parliamentary power, in order to be able to overthrow it. Now that it has attained this, it perfects the executive power, reduces it to its purest expression, isolates it, sets it up against itself as the sole target, in order to concentrate all

the proletarians of all countries combine with one another!” —March 16, 1883 FRIEDRICH ENGELS Just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature, so Marx discovered the law of development of human history: the simple fact, hitherto concealed by an overgrowth of ideology, that mankind must first of all eat, drink, have shelter and clothing, before it can pursue politics, science, art, religion, etc.; that therefore the production of the immediate material means of

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