To make man the master of his own form of social organization-to make him free-is the historical mission of the modern proletariat. To impart to the proletariat a full knowledge of the conditions and meaning of this momentous act is the task of the theoretical expression of the proletarian movement, scientific socialism.
This short work, written in the 1870's by the cofounder, along with Karl Marx, of the modern communist workers movement, explains how utopian socialism emerged in the early 19th century as a response to the horrors of capitalism. It tells how socialism was put on a scientific basis by Marx and Engels as the theoretical expression of the working-class movement in its revolutionary fight to overthrow the rule of capital and conquer state power.
|Publisher:||Pathfinder Press GA|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)|