The Communist Manifesto: Manifesto of the Communist Party

The Communist Manifesto: Manifesto of the Communist Party

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Overview

The Classic Political Treatise

The Communist Manifesto

Manifesto of the Communist Party

by Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto (originally Manifesto of the Communist Party) is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London (in the German language as Manifest der kommunistischen Partei) just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the Manifesto was later recognised as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.

The Communist Manifesto summarises Marx and Engels' theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles". It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then finally communism.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781522995395
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/31/2015
Series: Communist Party
Pages: 60
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.12(d)

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Karl Marx

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