The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

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The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, Frederick Engels

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1888

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43

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0451527100

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The Communist Manifesto

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(65 Reviews)
One of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League and written by communist theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.--Wikipedia

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we find almost everywhere a complicated arrangement of society into various orders, a manifold gradation of social rank. In ancient Rome we have patricians, knights, plebeians, slaves; in the Middle Ages, feudal lords, vassals, guild-masters, journeymen, apprentices, serfs; in almost all of these classes, again, subordinate gradations.

The modern bourgeois society that has sprouted from the ruins of feudal society has not done away with class antagonisms. It has but established new classes, new conditions of oppression, new forms of struggle in place of the old ones. Our epoch, the epoch of the bourgeoisie, possesses, however, this distinctive feature: it has simplified the class antagonisms: Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps, into two great classes, directly facing each other: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat.

From the serfs of the Middle Ages sprang the chartered burghers of the earliest towns. From these burgesses the first elements of the bourgeoisie we

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Very few people to-day know that general disapproval and disgust over this incident caused
nearly 40% of Masons belonging to the Northern Jurisdiction of the United States to secede. I
have copies of minutes of a meeting held to discuss this particular matter. The power of those
who direct the Luciferian conspiracy against God and Man can be realized by the ability of their
agentur to prevent such outstanding events of history being taught in our public schools.
In 1829, the Illuminati held a meeting in New York which was addressed by a British Illuminist
named Wright. Those in attendance were informed that the Illuminati intended to unite the
Nihilist and Atheist groups with all other subversive organizations into an international
organization to be known as Communism. This destructive force was to be used to enable the
Illuminati to foment future wars and revolutions. Clinton Roosevelt (a direct ancestor of F.D.
R.) Horace Greeley, and Chas. Dana were appointed a committee to raise funds for this new
venture. The fund they raised financed Karl Marx and Engels when they wrote “Das Capital”
and “The Communist Manifesto” in Soho, England.
In 1830, Weishaupt died. He carried the deception that the Illuminati was dead to his own deathbed
where, to convince his spiritual advisers, he pretended to repent and rejoin the Church.
According to Weishaupt’s revised version of the Age-Old conspiracy the Illuminati were to
organize, finance, direct and control ALL international organizations and groups by working
their agentur into executive positions AT THE TOP. Thus it was that while Karl Marx was writing
the Communist Manifesto under direction of one group of Illuminists, Professor Karl Ritter of
Frankfurt University was writing the antithesis under direction of another group, so that those
who direct the conspiracy AT THE TOP could use the differences in these two ideologies to start
dividing larger and larger numbers of the Human Race into opposing camps so they could be
armed and then made to fight and destroy each other, together with their political and religious
institutions.
One of the best books I could ever read. In just few pages Marx and Engels could explain the the whole story of exploitation of man by man. They also gave a solution to the human suffering...Proletarian Revolution !
WORKERS UNITE! "ALL YOU HAVE TO LOSE IS YOUR CHAINS!" Truer today than ever. As an American thats constantly bombarded with BULLSHIT about the oppressive capitalist system, told to buy buy buy,and that greed is good. WE NEED OUR OWN REVOLUTION HERE IN AMERICA! Our government is corrupt and for sale to the highest bidder. Many say the system in amerikkka is broke but its actually working JUST AS INTENDED!
This book should be MANDITORY reading for all workers of thew world.
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Kiric78
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An work that is not as universal and important as Shakespeare and the Bible, influenced many people . Marx deserve credit for the changed system of capitalism and its ideals were applied in practice .
I am not really subscribing myself to any political wing or ideology. The reason I've decided to pick up this book is to evaluate the communistic era and try to see communism from Karl Marx's point of view.

I have read Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler and many other right and left-wind literary works. Once again, I am not subscribing myself to any form of politics. I am reading the book just out of curiosity, and overall; it is quite interesting.
Basically everybody here is rating the book based on their personal ideologies and how those ideologies conflict with or are supported by this book.

These people are pretty piss-poor examples of a good reviewer.

The manifesto presents an interesting set of ideas that, as we all know, did not translate too well in their actual practice. Politics are an interesting thing where there's an infinite number of problems any person can pick out of a political ideology, and there's probably a full essay dedicated to each part of an ideology and picking it apart.

Nobody's really right. You either read the damn book or don't comment on it.
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niglover
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communism as we know it, is not the idea marx had in mind. genius book, misinterpreted
The poor never gain freedom, they only exchange masters. No-where is this brought forward with more glaring truth under the many failed communist regimes. Working for a capitalist the poor has at least a swing at riches, but under a communist regime none, except the Communist elite further murder and pillage the poor who are already dazed by a revolution paid for by their blood for the new masters. Marx had an idea, but the idea was not to set the poor free, but to further enslave them.
One of the best comedy titles I've read in years. Marx paints a hilarious picture of a world gone mad.