The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx And Friedrich Engels

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The Communist Manifesto is written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels which was published by a group of German born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League. The main idea in this book is define the goals and theory of Communism. It explains how classes affect one another as well. This book consists of four different chapters which display Marx’s approach on Communism in different circumstances. This book is about Marx’s perspective on Communism, its effects, how it is criticized, people’s thoughts, and the goal of this party. In the first chapter of the Communist Manifesto, Marx claims that society will be split in two classes, the oppressors and the oppressed. The main point in this chapter is to display that there are two…show more content…
Marx ends this section by claiming the bourgeoisie end up being destructive themselves, instead of building something up they tear it down. Marx’s claim is well compelled because not only does he explain his reasoning and claims, but he even uses an example of a class of people. It is compelling and definitely influential. The main point of this chapter is about Marx responding to the bourgeois criticism of communism. He declares that communists are interested in the same interests of the working class as a whole. He also claims that communists are differentiated from socialist parties by only focusing on the common interests of all workers and not the interests of any single national movement. The purpose of this chapter is to explain that “the immediate aim of the Communists is the same as that of all other proletarian parties: formation of the proletariat into a class, overthrow of the bourgeois supremacy, conquest of political power by the proletariat”. In the chapter Marx claims that once the proletariat achieve political power, it will eventually result with a classless society and abolishing bourgeois ways of production which undermines the continuance of of class antagonisms. Without class antagonism, the proletariat will lose their own class. He ends the chapter with “In place of the old bourgeois society, with its classes and class antagonisms, we shall have an association, in which the free development of each
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