The Communist Manifesto (Pathfinder Edition) / Edition 3

The Communist Manifesto (Pathfinder Edition) / Edition 3

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by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels
     
 

ISBN-10: 1604880031

ISBN-13: 9781604880038

Pub. Date: 07/01/2008

Publisher: Pathfinder Press GA

Why is all recorded history "the history of class struggle"?
*Why is the capitalist state "but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie"?
*Why does capital's need of a constantly expanding market "chase the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe"?
*Why is the "proletarian movement the self-conscious movement of the immense…  See more details below

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Why is all recorded history "the history of class struggle"?
*Why is the capitalist state "but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie"?
*Why does capital's need of a constantly expanding market "chase the bourgeoisie over the whole surface of the globe"?
*Why is the "proletarian movement the self-conscious movement of the immense majority, in the interests of the immense majority"?
*Why does the fight for "the proletariat organized as the ruling class" open the only way forward for humanity"?

These questions-addressed by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels in the historic program of the first modern communist workers organization-remain as vital today as they were a century and a half ago.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604880038
Publisher:
Pathfinder Press GA
Publication date:
07/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
90
Sales rank:
390,749
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents


*Introduction by Leon Trotsky
*Preface to the German Edition of 1872 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
*From the Preface to the German Edition of 1890 by Frederick Engels
*Manifesto of the Communist Party by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels
*Notes
*Index
*Now with enlarged type

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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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