The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx Friedrich Engels Samuel Moore Gareth Stedman Jones

The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

  • Title: The Communist Manifesto
  • Author: Karl Marx Friedrich Engels Samuel Moore Gareth Stedman Jones
  • ISBN: 9780141395906
  • Page: 223
  • Format: Hardcover

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 1867, with two further volumes in 1884 and 1894 He is buried in Highgate Cemetery, London.Friedrich Engels 1820 1895 , as well as his collaboration with Marx, was the author of The Condition of the Working Class in England 1845 , based on personal observations and research.If you enjoyed The Communist Manifesto, you might like Marx s Capital, also available in Penguin Classics The words of the Communist Manifesto flare like the fiery writing on the wall above the crumbling bastions of capitalist society socialism or barbarism Rosa Luxemburg

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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 more about where he was coming fr [...]

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 u [...]

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 more than following the march of history. Mankind has se [...]

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 bourgeois [...]

بعد نوشت:فرازی جالب از کتاب اسطوره، رویا، راز اثر میرچا الیاده:اجازه دهید وارد مسئلۀ اعتبار فلسفی مارکسیسم و سرنوشت تاریخی آن نشویم و تنها الگوی اسطوره ای کمونیسم و راز معادشناختی محبوبیت همگانی آن را در نظر آوریم، زیرا به گمان ما، صرف نظر از تمامی ادّعاهای علمی مارکس، روشن ا [...]

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 [...]

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 i [...]

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 [...]

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). ---------------------------------- [...]

What can I say? Marx was right. Almost.

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 [...]

شبحی اروپا را در می نوردد، شبح کمونیسم!این کتاب را در روزهای خوب ِ آرامانخواهی جوانی خواندم، روزهای پر شکوه آرمان های بزرگ و امیدهای پاک. روزهای معصومانۀ جنبش های دانشجویی در دانشگاه، روزهای پر تپش و روزهای که واقعا زندگی می کردم. روزهایی که همچون شبحی سراسر زندگی مرا در نوردی [...]

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 an [...]

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 more about this imp [...]

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.

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 speakin [...]

Αν πω ότι δεν κατάλαβα Χριστό (no pun intended) θα ακουστώ σαν ανίδεος κι αμόρφωτος. Αν πω ότι ήταν μια απολαυστική ανάγνωση όπου κατάλαβα τα πάντα θα ακουστώ σαν ένας δήθεν ψευτοδιανοούμενος. Έτσι θα αρκεστώ στο ότι χρειάζομαι μια δεύτερη ανάγνωση στο εγγύς μέλλον.Δεν μπορώ να πω [...]

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 me [...]

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

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 shoul [...]

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 mesme [...]

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 a [...]

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, more 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 de [...]

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, bu [...]

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 [...]

الواحد بقى فعلاً بيكسل يكتب ريفيوهات، ودي ظاهرة مش إيجابية إطلاقًا، حقيقي المراجعة على الكتب أو الأفلام دي حاجة مهمة لأنها بتفيد لما نيجي بعد كام سنة نعرف رأينا اتغير بأي درجة عمومًا: البيان الشيوعي، أو المانفيستو كما يطلق عليه بيان الحزب الشيوعي للوقوف على أساسيات ومبادئ ا [...]

Kimseyi gücendirmek istemem ama günümüzün dünyasından bakıldığında zaman kaybından başka bir şey değil. Çünkü insan doğası, insanın kişisel hırsları ve kötülüğü göz ardı edilerek düşünülmüş bir ideoloji üzerinde durulmuş gibi geldi bana. Neresinden bakarsak bakalım, el ile tutulabilir yanları çok az, hatta belki de yok. Ayrıca eleştirdiği hemen herşeyi kendi içinde yapıyor Marx. Herhangi bir dinden farklı değil sunduğu toz pembe sınıfsız haya [...]

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 h [...]

" إن تاريخ أي مجتمع حتى الآن ليس إلا تاريخ صراعات طبقية وقد رأينا أنّ كل مجتمع حتى الآن قام على التناحر بين الطبقات العسفية والطبقات المضطهَدَة. وللتمكن من اضطهاد طبقة ينبغي أن تؤمّن لها شروط معبشية تمكنها، على الأقل، من مواصلة وجودها العبودي. فالقنّ، في عهد القنانة توصّل إل [...]

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