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The Communist Manifesto

As others have pointed out, Marx is arguing that the state apparatus exists merely to satisfy the bourgeoisie, Marx's word for the ruling and materialistic middle class. I do not think that this is...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2019 5:24 pm UTC

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In the Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels say the following about marriage: Bourgeois marriage is in reality a system of wives in common and thus, at the most, what the Communists might possibly...

Latest answer posted February 23, 2018 2:33 am UTC

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In The Communist Manifesto, the two collaborators and philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels thought that the proletariat would inevitably defeat the bourgeoisie for two main reasons. Before...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2020 2:25 pm UTC

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Marx and Engels mean two things by this statement, which is a response to bourgeois accusations that they planned to abolish the nation-state. The first is that they saw the nation-state as a...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 3:43 am UTC

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For Friedrich Engels and Karl Marx, modern society was based in conflicting relationships between owners and workers. These conflicts pervaded history. While there had been times in the past where...

Latest answer posted January 19, 2019 5:38 am UTC

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To understand this quote and how stirring it can be we need to understand the basic Marxist principle of class and how he presented a vision of the world where the working class was dominated by...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2012 1:30 pm UTC

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This quote is comparing capitalism to a spellcaster who has used spells too powerful to control once they've been spoken. The implication is that even people who have control and think that they're...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2020 4:43 pm UTC

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Marxism is a political philosophy that theorizes that social change happens through class struggle. It emerged from the philosophies of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, who pointed out inherent...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2020 2:31 pm UTC

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The proletariat is called a "genuinely revolutionary class" because it is the only class capable of meaningful revolution. Marxism states that in a capitalist society, the only two tangible classes...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2019 8:39 pm UTC

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In chapter 1 of the Communist Manifesto, Marx provides the rationale for why the proletariats, or working class people, would eventually overthrow the mechanism of society run by the Bourgeoisie:...

Latest answer posted April 18, 2019 11:31 pm UTC

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If there is a single thesis statement in the Communist Manifesto, it is this, found in the introduction to the document: [N]ot only has the bourgeoisie forged the weapons that bring death to...

Latest answer posted December 2, 2019 5:48 pm UTC

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For Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the rise of the bourgeoisie is linked to an expansion of Western economics. As the markets for the West grew bigger, the West needed more people to take...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2020 3:57 pm UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

This is a huge question, but perhaps this will get you started. Let us begin with the earliest work, The Communist Manifesto. In short—and The Communist Manifesto is a short work—Marx and Engels...

Latest answer posted May 3, 2018 1:17 pm UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx (1818–1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820–1895) were German philosophers who had a profound impact on the course of twentieth-century history. Although Marx became more famous than Engels,...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2019 8:34 am UTC

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There are four core ideas in Marx's Communist Manifesto: class struggle, dictatorship of the proletariat, historical materialism, and internationalism. Class struggle: Marx believed that conflict...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2020 11:54 am UTC

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In Marx, the central and ironclad struggle of history is between the two classes, upper and lower. The great mass of the population is the lower class and a tiny percentage of the people are upper...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2020 1:22 am UTC

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It is clear that Marx uses a number of different persuasive strategies and methods in order to try and convince the reader that his view and perspective on historical events is accurate. For...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2013 8:13 am UTC

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A manifesto is a document stating the core beliefs of a movement, be it artistic or political. The Communist Manifesto, published in 1948, states the core Marxist belief that history is on an...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2019 1:21 pm UTC

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Karl Marx and Frederick Engels were prolific authors of economic and political theory. Marx in particular was a serious commentator on economic theory who wrote voluminously about the dehumanizing...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2018 7:23 pm UTC

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As Engels says in the 1883 preface to The Communist Manifesto, all history has been a history of class struggles, of struggles between exploited and exploiting, between dominated and dominating...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2017 3:09 pm UTC

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Industrialization was anathema to Marx and Engels. While it has produced impressive feats of engineering and developed new technologies for the world, industrialization has also historically been...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2019 5:09 pm UTC

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For Marx, the relationship between violence and revolution is one of necessity. Quite simply, he believed that if the bourgeoisie would not voluntarily hand over the means of production, then the...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2018 8:56 am UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto was written by two men. They were Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Of the two, Marx went on to become much better known. It is because of his work on The Communist...

Latest answer posted October 25, 2014 1:34 am UTC

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Marx and Engels announce their intentions by saying the "specter" of communism is haunting Europe, a dramatic and attention grabbing opening. They then announce their intentions as follows: I....

Latest answer posted December 22, 2019 2:09 pm UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

The main thesis of Karl Marx's The Communist Manifesto is that for too long, common workers of the world (the proletariat) have been exploited by manufacturers (the bourgeoisie), and the time has...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020 3:57 am UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels drafted The Communist Manifesto (1848) not as a thoughtful, considered analytical document, but as a clarion call to action. To put too much intellectual weight on...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2013 3:05 am UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

In The Communist Manifesto (1848) Marx and Engels argued that history should be understood as a history of class conflict between Freeman and slave, patrician and plebeian, lord and serf,...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2012 8:37 pm UTC

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The 1800s was a time of rapid industrial and economic development. People like Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels reflected on this and sought to explain how there was such a large class of poor...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 4:27 pm UTC

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Here are some of the key points of The Communist Manifesto: Class struggles are the main feature of human history. For example, in the Middle Ages, the lord (part of the ruling class or...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2017 11:25 am UTC

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In Marx's view of the world, history has been a series of struggles of class against class. One class dominates, another is dominated. In our current state of development, Marx argued that there...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2011 5:08 am UTC

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Given the influence Karl Marx and sometime collaborator Friedrich Engels had on the theoretical evolution of revolutionaries during the first-half of the twentieth-century, it would be difficult to...

Latest answer posted April 15, 2018 9:09 pm UTC

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Because there are several questions here, this response will focus on the first three, which are most closely connected to each other and to the text in question—The Communist Manifesto. In short,...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2020 3:44 pm UTC

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The Communist Manifesto

According to Marx and Engels, classes are always in a struggle against one another for power. This class struggle, they say, is always a political struggle. The bourgeoisie, then, wants to gain...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2011 8:02 am UTC

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The Communist Manifesto was written in 1848 by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels and stands as the classic statement of the political beliefs from which the theories and assertions of communism...

Latest answer posted June 8, 2009 5:36 am UTC

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First of all, please realize that no country became communist until 1917, which was almost 70 years after The Communist Manifesto was published. In general, the people who came to agree with the...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2011 3:33 am UTC

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Of the many critical concepts that emerge from the Marx/ Engels work, I think that the idea of viewing historical consciousness as a reality of socio- economic construction is vital to...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012 6:22 pm UTC

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For Marx and Engels, the widening condition of capitalism is what necessitated the writing of The Communist Manifesto. Both thinkers are aware that the expansion of capitalism and its prevalence...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2013 4:37 am UTC

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I think that the Marxist notion of dialectical materialism is rooted in the same form of reason as Darwin's idea of natural selection. Both stress the idea that human existence is underscored by...

Latest answer posted December 12, 2012 11:40 am UTC

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It is one thing to analyze what exists in the present and quite another to predict what is going to happen in the future. Diagnosis and prescription are two different functions. Many people can see...

Latest answer posted November 19, 2014 9:42 pm UTC

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In The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels suggest that the way capitalism exploits labor for profit is painful for the working class. The Communist Manifesto is quite direct in attributing...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2016 9:23 am UTC

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For Marx and Engels, the fundamentals of class conflict have not changed since Rome and Middle Ages. Class antagonisms have underscored the progression of human society. Marx and Engels make...

Latest answer posted November 26, 2013 11:40 am UTC

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I agree with the basic idea of answer 1 and disagree with the basic idea of answer 2. The reason I say this is that I do not agree that Americans feared communism because the politicians made us...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2010 10:19 pm UTC

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The closing line of Marx and Engels' work represents the embodiment of the call to action. The demand to the Proletarians to accept and change the reality in which they are immersed, and not to be...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2009 12:50 am UTC

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In Marx and Engels's Communist Manifesto, the wage laborer is an individual who works for the capitalist (the owner of a company, firm, or factory). The wage laborer works for subsistence, earning...

Latest answer posted January 28, 2020 7:14 am UTC

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The previous answer is as good as you're going to get. I'll just briefly talk about Marx's philosophy or science of history which is called 'dialectical materialism' or 'historical materialism.'...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2010 8:35 am UTC

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Locke argued, in his Second Treatise on Civil Government, that an individual creates property by virtue of their labor. In other words, a piece of land becomes one's property when they work on it,...

Latest answer posted July 30, 2012 9:07 pm UTC

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According to Marx and Engels, relations between lords and serfs were characterized by oppression. The oppressor and the oppressed were bound together in a one-sided economic arrangement...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2019 4:43 am UTC

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Historical materialism is seen as part of the evil that has caused class struggle, in the eyes of Marx. For Marx, who starts off his argument by stating his belief that all should be able to live...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2012 3:23 pm UTC

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The major way in which Marx and Engels thought that industrialization was a positive development was in the fact that it was a development that had to happen in order for history to move on towards...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2012 1:32 am UTC

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For Marx and Engels, the growth of reason in Status Quo human society has to be directly linked to dialectical materialism. The presence and seeping of dialectical materialism to all aspects of...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2012 10:22 am UTC

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