The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx Bookcover

Image by Dandelion Salad via Flickr

Dandelion Salad

Ancient Recitations on Nov 24, 2015

The Communist Manifesto is a political pamphlet written by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. First published in 1848 in London, the manifesto helped fuel the Spring of Nations revolutions of the same year.

The manifesto is an examination of historical and (then) contemporary class struggles, framing all of history as a series of class struggles between the haves and the have-nots. It also details how communism could be implemented in Western, economically-liberal societies by means of transitioning through socialism.

Read it online.

from the archives:

Definitions: The Bourgeoisie by Gaither Stewart

Definitions: The Proletariat by Gaither Stewart

Socialism, Land and Banking: 2017 Compared to 1917 by Michael Hudson

What If Workers Ran Society? by Elizabeth Schulte

Caleb Maupin in Red Square: Let’s Talk About Communism!

The Difference Between Socialism, Communism, and Marxism Explained by a Marxist

Understanding Marx by William T. Hathaway

Law of Value 1: Introduction by Brendan M. Cooney

Getting started with Marx and Engels by Todd Chretien

20 thoughts on “The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

  1. Pingback: Caleb Maupin: Socialism Will Save America! – Dandelion Salad

  2. Pingback: Brendan M. Cooney’s Law of Value Series: Part 1: Introduction + Marx Quiz – Dandelion Salad

  3. Pingback: Who Is Karl Marx, The Critic? by The Anti-Social Socialist – Dandelion Salad

  4. Pingback: Definitions: The Proletariat by Gaither Stewart – Dandelion Salad

  5. Pingback: What Were George Orwell’s Political Views? by The Anti-Social Socialist – Dandelion Salad

  6. Pingback: Communist Manifestoon – Dandelion Salad

  7. Pingback: Happy 200th Birthday Karl Marx! – Dandelion Salad

  8. Pingback: Plutocracy IV: Gangsters for Capitalism (must-see) – Dandelion Salad

  9. Pingback: Caleb Maupin: Jordan Peterson is Wrong About Marxism – Dandelion Salad

  10. Pingback: David Harvey: What is Neoliberalism? – Dandelion Salad

  11. Pingback: Global Rollback: After Communism by Michael Parenti – Dandelion Salad

  12. Pingback: Abby Martin and Brian Becker: The First Time The Red Flag Was Waved – Dandelion Salad

  13. Pingback: What is Socialism? Parts 1-7 – Dandelion Salad

  14. Thanks for posting this Lo. I read it when I was about sixteen, probably quite soon after Kennedy was assassinated.

    As an enthusiast for the cultural avant-garde, I found myself in complete agreement with its radical ethos that communicated its obvious sense to my youthful, rebellious and establishment-alienated self. Growing up in bleak, class-ridden Britain, this was also when Private Eye, Carnaby Street, Mary Quant and then, the Beatles & Biba were starting to claim our attention and attract our participatory engagement.

    So it will be interesting to revisit this text in a more mature frame of mind, and also from the deeper context I am now more conversant with; like C19th French radicalism, the emergence of the British Labour movement, and the enormously significant metaphysical, scientific and creative developments of the early 1900’s.

  15. Pingback: The Not-Radical “Socialist” From Vermont by Paul Street – Dandelion Salad

Please add to the conversation.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s