The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

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"All that is solid melts into air, all that is holy is profaned ...Working men of all countries, Unite!" This book truly changed the world, inspiring millions to revolution. Over 150 years after its publication, Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto continues to inspire and provoke students, activists and citizens. The principles embodied within in it lie at the heart of thousands of academic and literary works. It is the starting point for people who refuse to accept that capitalism represents the final and optimum stage of human development. After reading this book, it is impossible to remain convinced that there is no alternative to unrestrained neoliberalism. In an introductory call to arms, renowned social theorist David Harvey asks us to look upon the Manifesto not as a historical document, but an invaluable tool for change.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 120 pages
  • 137.16 x 218.44 x 15.24mm | 249.47g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Old ed
  • 0745328474
  • 9780745328478

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The greatest charter of our movement. -- Rosa Luxemburg An integral and systematic exposition of [Marx's] doctrine ... the best to this day. -- Lenin Laid the foundation for modern socialism. -- Karl Kautsky
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About Karl Marx

Karl Marx was born in 1818. In 1848 he collaborated with Friedrich Engels in writing The Communist Manifesto. Expelled from Prussia in the same year, Marx took up residence first in Paris and then in London where, in 1867 he published his magnum opus Capital. A co-founder of the International Workingmen's Association in 1864, Marx died in London in 1883. Friedrich Engels was born in 1820. He moved to England in 1842 to work in his father's Manchester textile firm. After joining the fight against the counter revolution in Germany in 1848 he returned to Manchester and the family business. In subsequent years he provided financial support for Marx and edited the second and third volumes of Capital. He died in 1895.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction by David Harvey 2. Manifesto of the Communist Party I Bourgeois and Proletarians II Proletarians and Communists III Socialist and Communist Literature IV Position of the Communists in Relation to the Various Existing Opposition Parties 3. Appendix: Prefaces to Various Language Editions
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