I had to read this in college. It was interesting for sheer historical perspective value: it's amazing how many things have come from this book. Unfortunately, most of them horrible tragedies; nations and lives have been and continue to be destroyed because of this man's ideas. The manifesto has been proven time and again to be inviable in the real world. And, honestly, it's hard for me to even look at this work from a purely objective standpoint anymore, not being able to forget all the evil and destruction its followers have wrought.