The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Martin Malia & Stephen Kotkin

The Communist Manifesto

By Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Martin Malia & Stephen Kotkin

  • Release Date: 1998-10-01
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events
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Featuring an extensive, provocative introduction by historian Martin Malia, this authorized English translation of The Communist Manifesto, edited and annotated by Engels, with prefaces to editions published between 1872 and 1888, provides a new opportunity to examine the document that shook the world.

In 1848, two young men published what would become one of the defining documents of modern history, The Communist Manifesto. It rapidly realigned political faultlines all over the world and its aftershock resonates to this day. In the many years since its publication, no other social program has inspired such divisive and violent debate. Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the world’s first regime to adopt the Manifesto’s tenets, historians have debated its intent and its impact. In the current era of market democracy in Russia and Eastern Europe, nationalism on every continent, and an ever tightening global economy, does the specter of Communism still haunt the world? Were the seeds of Communism’s ultimate destruction already planted in 1848? Is there anything to be learned from Marx’s envisioned utopia?
With an Introduction by Martin Malia
and an Afterword by Stephen Kotkin 

From the Paperback edition.


  • Capitalism

    By SaltySpice
    Boo communism,yay capitalism
  • So powerfull

    By Josephi Krokowski
    This is an amazing and powerful book that shows how the world should be under a single communist regime. Just imagine a world where there are no gaps between the rich and the poor, where individuals voices can be heard, and everyone has enough money to fulfill their dreams. Sadly a world such as this is almost impossible. We have to fight back against the Bourgeoisie over the middle and working class, JOIN THE REVOLUTION COMRADES!
  • Biased

    By Rethorstill
    This book is biased and offensive. I am a communist and I disagree that communism is bad. Everything after the introduction is good tho