Comparing Federalist 10 And The Communist Manifesto

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The Core Principles of the Federalist 10 and the Communist Manifesto Federalist 10 and the Communist Manifesto, the most notable works of James Madison and Karl Marx respectively, present different socio political theories that defend government structures that were fairly atypical for their times. These theories are well known as they are two radically different approaches to solving and identifying the cause of political corruption by analyzing historical patterns of failed governments. These documents have differed causes and solutions of said political corruption, but can be outlined by four main principles; classicism, oppression, staple chaos, and equality. Both Federalist 10 and the Communist Manifesto rely on the idea of sociopolitical class divisions. Madison calls the classes factions, and defines factions as following, “a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion.” Madison presents factions as very vague, rather open-ended categorical system, in which notably the impact of a single faction …show more content…

Madison proposes that factions themselves are the staple chaos of the ideal government as the only way to eliminate factions is “by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence” or “by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests.” He shows these solutions to be flawed as he thereafter notes that they are impractical and immoral. Marx, alternatively, has the staple chaos as the revolution of the proletariat to overthrow the bourgeoisie. He avoids acknowledging the problems and suffering that are associated with revolution and goes to great length to not label this as an “evil.” He paints revolution to be ideal and noble for the sake of his argument to convince the proletariat to

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