Communist Manifesto Summary

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The Communist Manifesto was written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. It was published in 1848 and although this was written in secrecy because it was illegal at the time, a “manifesto” is a document which is public. It tries to explain the idea of Communism and the theory behind it. Throughout time, it has been recognized as one of the most well known books in relation to communism. It is an analytical approach to a class struggle and the problems with capitalism and the capitalist mode of production. The book contains Marx and Engels ' theories about the nature of society and politics, and they say "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles"[1]

Alienation is one of the main ideas from Karl …show more content…

It was another one of the main ideas from the Communist Manifesto. Bourgeois were the dwellers in these towns and they originated from the old medieval peasant class and a proletarian is class of wage-earners for example industrial workers in a capitalist society.[2] Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels saw humanity as dividing into classes and that tension exists between those classes and this gives rise to injustice and the struggle between them. The classes Marx was referring to were ones in which a person could not move from one class to another. For example the class of aristocracy was totally hereditary and you could not join the class. Likewise it was difficult to move between the other classes which were often also hereditary. "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle."[1]One way out of Marx ' dilemma is to change society such that one can move between the classes by ability and eliminate any hereditary basis for the class. For example the affirmative action is a social instrument to accelerate the movement of blacks, classes based on race, who are intelligent and capable out of poverty classes into classes that have education. Some people don 't appreciate the fact that affirmative action nullifies some of Marx 's criticisms of capitalism and some actually think affirmative action is actually some socialist plot when it is just the …show more content…

Capitalism is an economic system in which trade, industry, and the means of production are largely or entirely privately owned. In capitalism, the reason for producing a good or service is to solely make a profit or money from it rather than fill a gap in the market or satisfy a consumer. Capitalism provides valuable goods and services, rewards hardworking people and initiatives, creates a higher standard of living for all, narrows the gap between the common person and the

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