The Communist Manifesto: With Related Documents / Edition 1

The Communist Manifesto: With Related Documents / Edition 1

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by Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, John E. Toews
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312157118

ISBN-13: 9780312157111

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

Does the closing of the cold war era open up the possibility of reading the Communist Manifesto in new ways? In the first teaching edition of the post-Cold War era, Toews proposes new guidelines for reassessing the work to help students reconstruct the meaning of the Manifesto in its time and at the close of the twentieth century. Together with the

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Does the closing of the cold war era open up the possibility of reading the Communist Manifesto in new ways? In the first teaching edition of the post-Cold War era, Toews proposes new guidelines for reassessing the work to help students reconstruct the meaning of the Manifesto in its time and at the close of the twentieth century. Together with the complete text of the work, this brief volume includes some key foundational documents by Hegel, Feverbach, Marx, Engels, and others that show the evolution of and influences on Marxist theory over time. The editor's introduction traces the trajectory of Marx's thought from the 1830s onward, while providing background on the political, social, and intellectual contexts of which the Manifesto was a historical product.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312157111
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Bedford Cultural Editions Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
184
Sales rank:
379,327
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface

Introduction: Historical Contexts of the Communist Manifesto
The Immediate Historical Contexts of the Manifesto
Historical Premises of the Manifesto
Specters of Politics and Ideology
From the Manifesto to Capital: The Lessons of History and the Laws of History

PART I. THE DOCUMENT

Note on the Text

Manifesto of the Communist Party

PART II. RELATED DOCUMENTS

1. A Credo for the Communist League
Frederick Engels, Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith, June 9, 1847

2. From Confession to Manifesto
Frederick Engels, from A Letter to Karl Marx, November 23/24, 1847

3. Lessons from England: The Nature and Impact of the Industrial Revolution
Frederick Engels, from The Condition of the Working Class in England, 1845

4. Utopian Socialism and the Principle of Cooperation
Robert Owen, from Report to the County of Lanark, 1820

5. Utopian Socialism and the Science of Attraction
Charles Fourier, from The Theory of the Four Movements and of the General Destinies, 1808

6. Utopian Socialism and the Labor Process: Fourier on Attractive Labor
Charles Fourier, from The Theory of Universal Unity, 1841-1843

7. Utopian Socialism and the Labor as the Core of Social Exchange
Robert Owen, from Report to the County of Lanark, 1820

8. The People's Charter
The Six Points of the People's Charter, 1838

9. Chartist "Socialism"
James Bronterre O'Brien, Private Property, 1841

10. Hegel on Freedom
G. W. F. Hegel, from Reason in History: A General Introduction to the Philosophy of History, 1837

11. Marx and the Momentum of Emancipation
Karl Marx, from Contribution to the Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Law, 1844

12. The Critique of Political Emancipation
Karl Marx, from On the Jewish Question, 1843

13. The Principle of Sensuous Existence
Ludwig Feuerbach, from Principles of the Philosophy of the Future, 1843

14. Alienated Labor
Karl Marx, from The Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844, 1844

15. Constructing a Historial Materialism
Karl Marx, Theses on Feuerbach, 1845

16. The Premises of a Marxian Theory of History
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels, from The German Ideology, 1845-1846

17. Marx and the Lessons of Revolution I
Karl Marx, from The Class Struggles in France, 1848-1850, 1852

18. Marx and Lessons of the Revolution II
Karl Marx, from The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte, 1852

19. The Impact of Revolutionary Failure: The Collapse of Working-Class Politics
Karl Marx, from Inaugural Address of the Working Men's International Association, October 1864

20. The Return to Hegel
Karl Marx, Afterword to the Second German Edition of Capitol, 1873

21. The Hidden Reality of Bourgeois Society
Karl Marx, The Fetishism of Commodities and the Secret Thereof, 1867

22. Engels on Marx's Legacy
Frederick Engels, Speech at Karl Marx's Funeral, March 1883

APPENDICES

Chronology for the Historical Contexts of the Manifesto (1765-1895)
Questions for Consideration
Selected Bibliography

Index

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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Interesting: it provides great insight into the minds of great communist leaders and the extreme side of socialism
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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Avid_ReaderMJ More than 1 year ago
Exellent copy. Wish it had a table of content to aid in navigation.
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