Reviews by Danielle

The Communist Manifesto

by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

It's a book. I'm not going to say whether its contents are correct or incorrect; just or unjust; terrible or benevolent--it's not my job to tell anyone what to think about this book or whether or not to read it. It is a book that has influenced many people after its publication and still grips the political thinking of many people today. It is an influential book--and thus, an important book. But I cannot say--because saying would be telling and I don't intend to tell anyone what to think or believe--if this book represents the truth and I must remind everyone that this book, like many books, may be inaccurate, biased, and narrow-sighted. This book, like many books, may well also be enlightened, truthful, and prophetic. But it's not my job to tell you which one you should believe in.

I will also tell you though, that books of this kind are rarely written for leisure. They are rarely written with indifference and they are rarely indifferent about what their readers think about them; books like these have purposes and goals and agendas. A book like this exists to convince and argue. It is not here to tell a story for the sake of leisurely story.

This is not to say that you shouldn't read it, but to say that readers must understand that this book is not without its biases; that this book is written from a perspective that is by no means objective--even if it is a valid perspective; that this book, like all books, must be carefully approached and analyzed, its premises investigated, and its truth status determined. We must not let this--or any--book take us by surprise in a moment of docility. The writers of this book wish for us to think, to be active, to question...and I am sure the authors expect its readers to do the same toward this book.

Reviewed on 2008.11.03

more reviews ->

login | register

User ID


reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Featured Books

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

Rise of The Iron Eagle

The Iron Eagle Series Book 1
Roy A. Teel Jr.

Is The Iron Eagle a psychotic serial killer?Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles


True Alpha 1
Alisa Woods

Shifters in Seattle Desired (True Alpha 1) Ne... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

Open Minds

Mindjack Saga Book 1
Susan Kaye Quinn

When everyone reads minds, a secret is a danger... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

XGeneration 1

You Don't Know Me (XGeneration Series)
Brad Magnarella

In the fall of 1984, Cold War tensions between... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

Drive, Ride, Repeat

The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure
Al Macy

Author Al Macy is a character and a tightwad wi... Read more

Cover image for - Reviewed Titles

I Bring the Fire

Part I: Wolves (A Loki Story)
C. Gockel

In the middle of America, Amy Lewis is on her way... Read more

(Promote your book here)