Communist Manifesto [NOOK Book]

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One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.
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Overview

One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940015802009
  • Publisher: Unforgotten Classics
  • Publication date: 12/6/2012
  • Series: Unforgotten Classics, #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 402,592
  • File size: 201 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2009

    A VERY DIFFERENT EDITION

    No, the Pathfinder edition of the Communist Manifesto is not introduced by "renowned social theorist David Harvey," whoever he is. It's introduced by renowned world revolutionary Leon Trotsky. Trotsky's approx. 12 pg. introduction written in 1937 is (along with the prefaces by Marx and Engels) worth more than all the other hundreds of introductions put together. This is the best edition.

    12 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2006

    What Marx and Engels really wrote

    In this particular edition of the Communist Manifesto, the reader is treated to an introduction by Leon Trotsky, one of the central leaders of the Russian Revolution as well as some correspondence from Marx and Engels. But it is the Manifesto itself which bears repeated readings and discussion. How could such a short work have been the basis for revolutions around the world? It is due I think to the fundamental points made: i.e. that workers of the world must unite---as they have more in common with each other than their own national rich and powerful. In very brief but cogent explanations, Marx and Engels give a concise history of mankind and prove that all history in the 'history of class struggles'. Be it feudal lords and serfs or autoworkers and General Motors, it is still the truth.

    5 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Most Profound of all Socio-Economic Literature

    The Communist Manifesto is probably the most misinterpreted and misused book in history, (probably second to the Bible). Though it may need few revisions to be applicable to the 21st Century global economy, the core message remains universal and timeless. Marx says that if globalisation is inevitable, workers must rise up to see to it that it serves for the best interests of all humanity. Though he wanted socialism to be established as a phase in fully industialised countries, history had other plans leading to the 1917 revolution in the backward feudal Russian Empire. Manay praise this book, a few curse it, but no one can ignore it. Simply, timeless.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2012

    This is a book made for a child

    This book is a child story about a man who wants to take trading out of the world and trys to spark a revolution agaist the rich. Robin Hood with stupidity. With out rich we have nothing but Government. Government wants to take us over they will under Marxism. In China Communism kills religious practice. Karl was a spoiled brat who got money from his rich friend... So what is Capitalism? Free Trade, Property ownage, The right to work hard to get ahead. Communism? Mama government gives you food and water for work... Free healthcare sounds good but, nothing is really free. Government runs it, you gotta do what they say "but I don't wana have surgery it's against my religion" WELP TO BAD! Government owns you! So dear Communist and Socialist: Retardism is your real Party.

    3 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2002

    A BETTER WORLD IS POSSIBLE

    Because of the tragic disasters of Stalinism, Maoism and other horrendous fascistic dictatorial regimes, the very word 'communism' brings with it many pejoratives. These misconceptions must be dispelled, and the Communist Manifesto can do that. It is clear that the current politco-ecomic model (i.e american capitalism) is failing so many people of the world; oppressing their democratic rights, and keeping them in repressed, subjigated conditions with little to eat or drink and nowhere to live. A better world must be built - a truly democratic world, ran by the people, for the people, not by the rich, for the rich as today's society is. Although the Communist Manifesto is specific to its time, its sentiments and programmes for a better world are still applicable today, and all those wishing to fight inequality, injustice and oppression should read this pamphlet. It is an essential for all revolutionaries.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Irony

    Am I the only one seeing the irony here? BUYING the Communist Manifesto? Anyone? No? Just me? Oh well, it's a nice socio-economic commentary on the 1800s, if you're into that. If you change you're views on socialism or capitalism because of it then I geuss that Marx achieved what he was trying to do: educating the proletariat of his views.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2012

    Karl Marx quote

    From each according to his ability to each according to his need.
    -Karl Marx

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2014

    Communism

    Interesting: it provides great insight into the minds of great communist leaders and the extreme side of socialism

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2013

    Sociology's favorite torture move

    I had to read this for the first time in graduate school and it was not as painful as I originally thought. It was definitely a better read than The German Ideology.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2013

    Communism

    Jugding from the nay reviews, it seems to me that many people missed the point. Karl Marx's beliefs were not practical. But they had some good in them. People in the reviews are jugding Marx's beliefs based on they way communism has been used. But that is not What Marx's really had in mind. Dictators have taken Marx's ideas and have used them, as humans usually do, for bad. That ia not Marx's fault. Marx had intended communism to be positive and helpful, but i would agree that he didnl not take into account that humans can not be trusted. So the point is: "true communism has been used, and because of human nature will be used as it was originally thought up."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2013

    Provides an interesting idea on viewing the world

    Though, as time has shown, communism has its flaws and has continuously procured a dictorial rule, it provides an idealist's view on how the world COULD, and I emphasize could, work if all indivduals put forth their best. We would all recieve the benefits of our comullative work and would progress far faster than we do today. However, as I said before, it has yet to work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    Grrrrrrrrat

    Shte

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 5, 2013

    Sucks!

    It does not work! Were is the great USSR now!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    Wow

    Soooo..........this is akward

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Exellent copy. Wish it had a table of content to aid in navigat

    Exellent copy. Wish it had a table of content to aid in navigation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 14, 2013

    Ridiculous.

    Every nation that followee this ignorant ideology was destroyed. To bad these stupid democrats believe this garbage can work. They will simply destroy this nation.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2012

    Great

    .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 7, 2012

    communism

    the glory of the motherland is in this book.


    Long live the glorious revolution.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2003

    If you read this, read this....

    Marx is always fascinating. But if you read this, read Paul Johnson's 'Intellectuals'. Gives you a good perspective on Marx and why he wrote this watershed.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2002

    Interesting

    While the Marx/Engles views are clearly wrong, the Manifesto makes for an interesting read nonetheless.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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