Jun 24, 2021
The Communist Manifesto
Posted by Karl Marx Friedrich Engels Gareth Stedman Jones

A rousing call to arms whose influence is still felt today, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto is edited with an introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones in Penguin Classics.Marx and Engels s revolutionary summons to the working classes, The Communist Manifesto is one of the most important political theories ever formulated After four years of collaboratiA rousing call to arms whose influence is still felt today, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto is edited with an introduction by Gareth Stedman Jones in Penguin Classics.Marx and Engels s revolutionary summons to the working classes, The Communist Manifesto is one of the most important political theories ever formulated After four years of collaboration, they produced an incisive account of their idea of Communism, in which they envisage a society without classes, private property or a state, arguing that the exploitation of industrial workers will eventually lead to a revolution in which Capitalism is overthrown This vision provided the theoretical basis of political systems in Russia, China, Cuba and Eastern Europe, affecting the lives of millions The Communist Manifesto still remains a landmark text a work that continues to influence and provoke debate on capitalism and class.Gareth Stedman Jones s extensive and scholarly introduction provides an unique assessment of the place of The Communist Manifesto in history, and its continuing relevance as a depiction of global capitalism This edition reproduces Samuel Moore s translation of 1888 and contains a guide to further reading, notes and an index.Karl Marx 1818 1883 was born in Trier, Germany and studied law at Bonn and Berlin He settled in London, where he studied economics and wrote the first volume of his major work, Das Kapital

  • Title: The Communist Manifesto
  • Author: Karl Marx Friedrich Engels Gareth Stedman Jones
  • ISBN: 9780140447576
  • Page: 310
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto, originally the Manifesto of the Communist Party German Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei , is an pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels.Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the Revolutions of began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world s most Communist Manifesto SLP The Manifesto was published as the platform of the Communist League, a working men s association, first exclusively German, later on international, and, under the political conditions of the Continent before , unavoidably a secret Communist Manifesto Chapter Marxists Manifesto of the Communist Party A spectre is haunting Europe the spectre of communism All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police spies. Communist Manifesto Chapter Marxists In Communist society, accumulated labour is but a means to widen, to enrich, to promote the existence of the labourer In bourgeois society, therefore, the past dominates the present in Communist society, the present dominates the past In bourgeois society capital is independent and has individuality, while the living person is dependent and Communist Manifesto Summary GradeSaver The Communist Manifesto opens with the famous words The history of all hitherto societies has been the history of class struggles, and proceeds in the next pages to single mindedly elaborate this proposition In section , Bourgeois and Proletarians, Marx delineates his vision of history, focusing on the development and eventual destruction of the bourgeoisie, the dominant class of A Summary and History of The Communist Manifesto Nov , The Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in , is one of the most widely taught texts in sociology The Communist League in London commissioned the work, which was originally published in German At the time, it served as a political rallying cry for the communist movement in Europe. William Ayers forgotten communist manifesto Prairie Fire William Ayers forgotten communist manifesto Prairie Fire posted October , William Ayers is a communist But don t take my word for it He said so himself And not some nicey nice peace and love kind of communist Through his group the Weather Underground, Ayers was planning to seize power in a violent communist takeover of the Karl Marx Friedrich Engels The Communist Manifesto The Communist Manifesto Marx on India The history of hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx Friedrich Engels ZThe philosophers have only interpreted the world, in LIST OF PLANKS of the COMMUNIST MANIFESTO The Communist Manifesto I recently re read The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx in What I read was a bit shocking Marx had planks that this evil manifesto was based Communist Goals Congressional Record Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N as by Moscow Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party Do away with all loyalty oaths Continue giving Russia access to the U.S Patent Office

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    Jeremy

    Long overdue update 2013 I read this book five years ago and in almost every respect, I have mellowed considerably.You can read my review below It s unchanged You can read the comments below that Also unchanged.I never seriously expected anyone to read this review, much less love or hate it so strongly I am not apologizing for my view of the book or Marx He put his entire life into this slender and influential book, and I respect that I understand a bit about where he was coming from historical [...]


    Jason

    Read this and understand why your imperialist capitalist government spent the better part of a century playing hot potato with ICBMs, invading and incinerating peaceful, peasant countries, and making your mom and dad piss themselves under school desks The elite were scared shitless and by no means would they allow their slaves, errr labor force, a fraction of freedom or equality or means to resist The 60 year propaganda campaign against Communism and the virtual disappearance of strong labor uni [...]


    Bookdragon Sean

    Communism doesn t work Its ideals are perfectly understandable, justifiable even, but the way it seeks to attain them, that s just terrible In reality communist policy falls apart or isn t fully followed The driving force is to achieve a classless rather than class based society Sounds good on paper doesn t it But in order to achieve such a thing, the manifesto proposes a revolution that will wipe out private property This is than following the march of history Mankind has seen countless revolu [...]


    Traveller

    This tract by Marx and Engels is too enormous in implication to review fully in the small little space that GR allows, so what I ll do for now is take extracts from it and comment on them, piece by piece.Per the Maifesto Abolition of the family Even the most radical flare up at this infamous proposal of the Communists On what foundation is the present family, the bourgeois family, based On capital, on private gain In its completely developed form this family exists only among the bourgeoisie But [...]


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    Ken

    EH You know Marx Reading Marx is like fucking a microwaved squash everyone s got to do it eventually, but you probably shouldn t get so into it that you start joining a club Because the next thing you know you ll be standing on the back of a personnel transport humorlessly waving a huge flag and screaming through a bullhorn at a bunch of people who made the fatal mistake of not agreeing with you, while your comrades herd them through barbed wire lined corrals with rifle butts and wait, is this a [...]


    Xio

    Its awful fun to grow up marxist in the US You get to go to meetings where you, as a kid, soon realize there s no point in paying attention so off you go with the other rowdy tots into the ghetto to make trouble with whatever you find to hand.And you get to read this novella and if you re bored and underchallenged but over bothered you can begin to argue against american capitalist imperialism and the growth of consumerist doctrine using your new found propaganda skills til you bait a teacher in [...]


    Joseph

    2011 thoughtsA very important book at the time it was written Some would conclude that it was the threat of the Communist that reformed the system to allow for leisure time for the working class Organized labor reformed American business and transformed Europe Americans still greatly oppose communism socialism in all it forms except for social security, medicare, public roads and parks, pork projects that benefit their neighborhoods, OSHA, veteran affairs Update for 2015Reread this today and rem [...]


    J.G. Keely

    It is an error to assume that the problem with humanity is an inability to recognize our own problems While it s true that we constantly look outside for answers, this is just because we are unhappy with the answers we have We know that success requires hard work and knowledge, but we want something easier We will accept an easier answer even when it isn t true We are not motivated by what is true or likely, but by frightening or enticing stories.We are driven away from the necessary and the dif [...]


    Barry Pierce

    What can I say Marx was right Almost.


    Rachel

    One word review disgusting There is so much I could say, and there isn t the space to say it in a review Where do I even begin For starters, the book began on a whining note There were basically two main thrusts first that free trade was so unfair to the poor proletariat second, that the communistic movement had only the interests of the proletariat at heart It was unhindered by nationality or any other interests and existed solely to make the working class successful.What started out as a whini [...]


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    Steve Evans

    No one should feel the need to agree with this short polemic to realise that it is one of the most important books ever written It should be required reading in schools really, but anyone who hasn t read it should nip out and get a copy straight away, and put her or his nose in it Most though not all of Marxism is summed up in it, and unless one is really dedicated, very little else is needed for an understanding of Marxism I was one of those people and have read a lot of Marx and Engels and the [...]


    Riku Sayuj

    The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles That is, all written history We read the same written history and read it as progress, as stories, etc The real history, on the other hand, is something else Played out differently Yeah, that is the catch This was a reading of only the bare text along with the many prefaces It was very powerful and I am now reading the Penguin edition with the really long introduction next Will write about this important book there.I [...]


    Liz Janet

    I grew raised with these ideals Well as a Cuban, we belong to the government, and this is what they drill into our brains, from birth to grave All I wish to say is that some things are nice on paper, brilliant even, but can never be put to practice because they will always fail.


    Fei Fei

    The terms Marxism and Communism are so misused nowadays that it is difficult to hold an intellectual conversation with people about this deeply fascinating political and economic theorist It is partly the fault of the school curriculum, I fear For whenever schools teach Marx, they inevitably always start with this book, the Communist Manifesto But this is precisely the worst place to begin understanding Marxist philosophy The Communist Manifesto is an anomaly in Marx s work Strictly speaking, it [...]


    Kyriakos Sorokkou

    no pun intended , .A spectre is haunting me the spectre of ignoramus.


    Rebecca Foster

    I read this on the train to Manchester, appropriate reading when approaching one of the UK s biggest centers of Victorian industry and the place where Marx and Engels met to discuss ideas in the mid 1840s Marx was the chief author of this 50 page pamphlet, first published in London in 1848 It had never occurred to me that it was first issued in German, Marx s native language Like Darwin s Origin of Species, another seminal Victorian text, this has so many familiar lines and wonderful metaphors t [...]


    Belhor

    This of course, like many other ideologies, looks good on paper.


    Jonfaith

    It has drowned the most heavenly ecstasies of religious fervor, of chivalrous enthusiasm, of philistine sentimentalism, in the icy water of egotistical calculation It has resolved personal worth into exchange value, and in place of the numberless indefeasible chartered freedoms, has set up that single, unconscionable freedom Free Trade In one word, for exploitation, veiled by religious and political illusions, it has substituted naked, shameless, direct, brutal exploitation.What can or should be [...]


    Ben Loory

    wow, this was just amazing i expected it to be long and dry and boring but instead it s like a pamphlet, it s a stirring infomercial, and the writing is incredible, like walt whitman or tennyson s ulysses level rhetoric i mean when you get to the list of the changes they actually want to make, you go OH JEEZ NO I DON T THINK THAT S GONNA WORK but you can t help but see how this would ve moved people to action and probably still continues to do so to this day it s electrifying and mesmerizing and [...]


    Riku Sayuj

    An introduction to a historical work or any work for that matter should not be a thorough deconstruction, undertaken from an ideologically opposite standpoint The reader should be given an introduction and in fact as much as possible a defense of the work This introduction sets out to do the opposite I don t have a problem with Marx being critiqued but it should have been done in an independent book This is like making a reader buy something for the value he attributes to the main work and then [...]


    Rupert Dreyfus

    Whether you disagree with Marx or not, this is an important book It was part of a wider debate back when the idea of revolutionary strategy was taken seriously by the intellectuals of the day I personally favour the principles of anarcho syndicalism as being the path towards a freer, democratic and peaceful world I also think manifestos such as this lead to dogma rather than allowing revolutionary activity to be experimental and spontaneous.That said Marx is an important figure in the debate an [...]


    AnaVlădescu

    I m not entirely sure how you re supposed to rate the book that inspired so many dickheads to nurse grandiose ideas of taking over the world, but I ll play it safe and give it a neutral three stars I didn t read this for pleasure, but for knowledge, as I wanted to see what are the root ideas to what we now,sneeringly, call communism I am not surprised I found it at times, very logical, and at other times very much on point after all, some of the communist ideas are natural developments, but func [...]


    sologdin

    A bit different purpose here, in comparison with the Norton Critical edition of the same basic text Handsome hardbound, 150th anniversary, not quite a coffee table edition no pictures , c Introduction by Hobsbawm is cool He notes that the manifesto of the communist party refers to no actually existing organization 12 but that its political rhetoric has an almost biblical force, compelling power as literature 15 Authors did not describe the world as it had already been transformed by capitalism i [...]


    محمد سيد رشوان

    5 goo uHK28P


    Metin Yılmaz

    Kimseyi g cendirmek istemem ama g n m z n d nyas ndan bak ld nda zaman kayb ndan ba ka bir ey de il nk insan do as , insan n ki isel h rslar ve k t l g z ard edilerek d n lm bir ideoloji zerinde durulmu gibi geldi bana Neresinden bakarsak bakal m, el ile tutulabilir yanlar ok az, hatta belki de yok Ayr ca ele tirdi i hemen her eyi kendi i inde yap yor Marx Herhangi bir dinden farkl de il sundu u toz pembe s n fs z hayat Sundu u bu s n fs z d nya vaadi, insan ve insan do as tamamen g z ard ediler [...]


    Nick

    Rough, muscular verses from Mr Marx over here There are a bunch of good one liners in this well written work Most of the ideas in it rub me the wrong way, but it explains the theory s political side pretty well Even this would be a poor introduction to Marxism though I remember trying to read this without any background knowledge and it came off as bald assertions The lack of much economics in here sort of limits its explanatory power.The most interesting part of this is part III wherein he addr [...]


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