The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx

  • Release Date: 1848-01-01
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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Description

It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.

Reviews

  • The Communist Manifesto

    1
    By boudiccea2020
    This is but a purely scholastic exercise. A man may develop the most marvelous plan for all the rest of mankind with all the purest and most altruistic intentions, but it still remains true that this one man is planning the lives of every other single being using his own thoughts, feelings, and understanding. Karl Marx was a monumental egotist. He replaced God with.... himself.
  • Some Thoughts

    5
    By Jsnln
    I just want to say that Communism written in this manifesto is vastly different from the claimed Communist government that the Soviet Union, China, etc. have implemented. On one hand, demonization by capitalist states have played a role, but also the Communist countries themselves have diverged from the path laid out by Marx and Engel. In frank terms, communism is not for poor countries. Although, throughout history, it was the poorest countries (Soviet Union in First World War, China during Japanese Invasion, Vietnam in Cold War) that have chosen communism, that’s not how the writers of the Manifesto wanted it. Communism is the next form of capitalism. It is the next step in society after the full maturity of capitalism. Communism isn’t poor people rising up in a poor country, it’s poor workers rising up in a fully developed capitalist economy. Finally, the concept of a communist government is redundant. Communism calls for the disintegration of the government itself ( I know, Stalin and Mao would not be happy if you tell them that, but it’s what Marx and Engels called for). Communism in practice is and will be unsuccessful if the same approach is taken, but I believe it is possible if it was actually capitalist countries that evolve into communism. That would, however, not be in the near future, but I wouldn’t rule it out.
  • Bad solutions

    4
    By MyTwitzWorld
    Accurately describes socio-economic problems but offers bad solutions
  • Wonderful!

    5
    By Spaceman4crafters
    This helped me restart a communist government under the rule of our glorious president Chester Cheeto!
  • The communist manifesto

    5
    By Mr. Dewitt
    Good for want I need and this is want I needed.
  • Instructions unclear

    1
    By Krodas03057
    Accidentally made a failing economic and social national
  • Great book

    5
    By The_Soviet_slav
    Awesome!
  • The bane of western civilization

    1
    By Lucas D.H
    Communism has never worked, and now it’s clear how that hateful doctrine has demonized the free market, murdered millions of people, and destroyed personal freedoms.
  • This is just a call for revolution

    5
    By Super Marxist
    This is not all of Marx and Engels Philosophy. It’s important realize that Marx is simply saying that it’s time for a revolution and it must happen now. To get a full understanding of Marx’s theory and Philosophy, read “Capital.” It is unfinished but that is because he died. It’s a deeply detailed read but it is important. Communism has never been tried, for right now it remains only in theory. But that will change in the foreseen future. Please read with the notion of a call for revolution; not the full extent of his works.
  • Enlightening

    5
    By Bob billingson
    I have felt the oppression of the bourgeoisie ever since i stepped into the wide world at the ripe age of 18. In a country which prides itself with the “freedom” of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it is us the working class that suffers. This book made me realize the unfair system which binds us. The system of caste-based segregation that takes the power from the working class and hands it to the rich. DOWN WITH THE SYSTEM!