The Communist Manifesto

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Sprache - Englisch

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"Manifesto of the Communist Party" is an 1848 political document by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the Revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, it was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and then-present) and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms. "Manifesto of the Communist Party" summarizes Marx and Engels' theories concerning the nature of society and politics and briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism. In its last paragraph, the authors call for a "forcible overthrow of all existing social conditions", which served as a call for communist revolutions around the world.

Über den Autor

Karl Marx (1818-1883) was a revolutionary philosopher, economist, historian, and journalist whose works have had a profound impact on political theory and social thought. Born in Trier, Prussia (now Germany), Marx was academically trained in law and philosophy. He embarked on his writing and journalistic career after completing his doctorate, delving into issues of political economy, class struggle, and social criticism. Marx's collaboration with Friedrich Engels led to the seminal work 'The Communist Manifesto' (1848), a powerful pamphlet that distilled their critique of capitalism and call for proletarian revolution. Marx's analysis laid the foundation for the modern understanding of the relationship between labor and capital. His magnum opus, 'Das Kapital' (Capital), remains a cornerstone of Marxist economics and critiques the capitalist mode of production. Marx's literary style is known for its rigor, historical dialectic, and influential prognoses on social development. His writings have not only informed later socialist and communist movements but have also provided analytical tools for a variety of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. Marx's enduring legacy is evident in the global influence of Marxist theory, which continues to be a subject of scholarly discourse and political activism.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 43 Seiten

Größe: 332,5 KB

ISBN: 8596547403883