Book Review: The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Book Review: The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential works of political theory ever written. The pamphlet was first published in 1848, when political upheaval was sweeping through Europe, and proposed a new system in which the means of production would be controlled by the workers and social classes would be abolished. According to Marx and Engels, society has so far been defined by class struggle between the oppressed majority and a minority who wield disproportionate economic and political power, resulting in an unfair and increasingly unequal social order. Their work has inspired revolutions in Russia, Cuba and China, among others, making Marxism one of the fundamental political ideologies of the 20th century.

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•Anyone looking for a better understanding of Marx and Engels’ views on society and inequality

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Publication date
April 04, 2019
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