The Communist Manifesto
Karl Marx
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Karl Marx
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“The Communist Manifesto” by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels stands as one of the most influential philosophical works of the 20th century and in modern politics. Geopolitical differences after World War II between the West and the rest of the world relate to many of the ideas espoused in this text. Further, the inability of many countries to strike a compromise between the level of government regulation and private sector freedoms arose partly due to Marxist delineations of capitalism and socialism, with many governments failing to realize that a mixed strategy was possible and practical. Consider that both China and Russia underwent drastic ideological evolutions resulting in devastating and brutal impacts on their civilian populations due to their attempts to practice and recognize the inevitability of a ruling class abusing its privileges and being overthrown advocated in this work. While “The Communist Manifesto”  purported in theory to bring equality, stability, and peace to society by promising an alternate method of governance and forming societies to what it considered a violent cycle of strife due to tendencies inherent in ruler-subject power relationships, its solid theoretical framework left much to be desired for its practical implementation. Get a taste of the inspiration behind terms like socialism, communism, capitalism, democracies, the proletariat, and the bourgeoisie by reading “The Communist Manifesto.”

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