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Communist Manifesto (Skeptical Reader)

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The great claim was that Marxism, as put forth in the Communist Manifesto, was scientific. Marx and Marxists spoke much of the "false consciousness" of people whose arguments are only superficially intellectual, being (though they themselves are unaware of it) mere projections of class prejudice, and who thus believe themselves to be acting from religious or other motives while really driven by economic interests.

Since Marxists took their theory to be the science of society, including history, sociology, and economics, when this became the official view of the state it implied, and in fact resulted in, the substitution of Marxism for the supposed pre-scientific gropings that had hitherto prevailed. In all the Marxist states, alternative views were suppressed, in academe as well as in society as a whole. And this led, as we saw, to a mental enslavement and degeneration of thought.

Synopsis:

Critically and textually up-to-date, this new edition of the classic translation (Samuel Moore, 1888) features an introduction and notes by the eminent Marx scholar David McLellan, prefaces written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels subsequent to the original 1848 publication, and

corrections of errors made in earlier versions. Regarded as one of the most influential political tracts ever written, The Communist Manifesto serves as the foundation document of the Marxist movement. This summary of the Marxist vision is an incisive account of the world-view Marx and Engels

had evolved during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration of the previous few years.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596980839
Author:
Marx, Karl
Publisher:
Gateway Editions
Author:
Conquest, Robert
Subject:
History & Theory - Radical Thought
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Political
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Skeptical Reader
Publication Date:
20090131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
67
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.4 in 3.6 oz

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History and Social Science » Politics » Leftist Studies
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"Synopsis" by , Critically and textually up-to-date, this new edition of the classic translation (Samuel Moore, 1888) features an introduction and notes by the eminent Marx scholar David McLellan, prefaces written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels subsequent to the original 1848 publication, and

corrections of errors made in earlier versions. Regarded as one of the most influential political tracts ever written, The Communist Manifesto serves as the foundation document of the Marxist movement. This summary of the Marxist vision is an incisive account of the world-view Marx and Engels

had evolved during their hectic intellectual and political collaboration of the previous few years.

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