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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
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The Communist Manifesto (original 1848; edition 2004)

by Karl Marx

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Title:The Communist Manifesto
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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx (Author) (1848)

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Archaic socioeconomic theory that still attracts naive youths by appealing to their mythic imagination and their sense of victim-hood. Occasionally Marx still destroys countries and their economies, like Venezuela. ( )
  Chickenman | Sep 12, 2018 |
The MacMillan Collector’s Library edition of Karl Marx’s The Communist Manifesto includes the 1888 Samuel Moore translation of “The Communist Manifesto,” “Wages, Price, and Profit” from 1898, and Samuel Moore and Edward Aveling’s 1887 translation of “Capital.” Hugh Griffith’s introduction offers biographical information about Marx and puts his work into its historical context, particularly after the apparent “victory” of capitalism over communism at the end of the Cold War, with Griffith arguing that, contrary to popular opinion, Marx remains as prescient as ever in light of the economics of post-industrial society. This edition reprints all three texts in their entirety and fully articulates Marx’s ideas of class and wage warfare. These remain must-reads for all students of history or economics today. Ironically, this edition makes a nice gift with its portable size, gilt edges, and classic dust jacket art. ( )
1 vote DarthDeverell | Aug 20, 2018 |
May 2018 and a reminder (by Yanis Varoufakis https://www.theguardian.com/news/2018/apr/20/yanis-varoufakis-marx-crisis-communist-manifesto ) to look again at the Communist Manifesto. No need for me to say anything more, just an outline of it’s printing history: Commissioned for the Congress held in London, November 1847, the Manifesto was first published in German early in 1848 then translated into many languages. This is the translation by Samuel Moore from 1888, edited by Engels and including all the prefaces to various editions by the authors. (V-18)

Just coming across a relevant comment by Jaspers (Karl Jaspers: Zu Nietzsches Bedeutung, Die Neue Rundschau, 61-3, 1950, S. 346-358):
Jaspers über Kierkegaard, Marx u. Nietzsche:
Sie sind „nicht die Führer eines neuen Menschseins. Sie sind wohl Propheten, aber […] nicht Propheten als Stifter einer neuen Welt. Darum sind sie als Propheten verhängnisvoll zweideutig. […] Sie scheinen durch Einsicht Vernichtung oder neuen Dogmatismus zu bringen. […] Marx Eschatologie erregte in der scheinbar aufgeklärten modernen Welt den Glauben an eine neue Magie in den geschichtlichen Ereignissen, die absurde Verwandlung der Geschichte in eine Instanz an Gottes Stelle.“ (VI-18)
  MeisterPfriem | May 30, 2018 |
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  subabat | Mar 19, 2018 |
The Communist Manifesto presents a useful way to look at conflict: class struggle. It's easy to see why this book continues to inspire. As relevant now as in the 1800's. ( )
  markhopp | Jan 24, 2018 |
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Marx, KarlAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Engels, FriedrichAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bruhat, JeanIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fetscher, IringAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hobsbawm, Eric J.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lahtinen, MikkoAfterwordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Linderborg, ÅsaForewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moore, SamuelTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tailleur, MichèleEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Taylor, A. J. P.Introductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140447571, Paperback)

"A spectre is haunting Europe," Karl Marx and Frederic Engels wrote in 1848, "the spectre of Communism." This new edition of The Communist Manifesto, commemorating the 150th anniversary of its publication, includes an introduction by renowned historian Eric Hobsbawm which reminds us of the document's continued relevance. Marx and Engels's critique of capitalism and its deleterious effect on all aspects of life, from the increasing rift between the classes to the destruction of the nuclear family, has proven remarkably prescient. Their spectre, manifested in the Manifesto's vivid prose, continues to haunt the capitalist world, lingering as a ghostly apparition even after the collapse of those governments which claimed to be enacting its principles.

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The political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program, with an introduction analyzing its significance to the realities of today and to Marx's own times.

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