The Communist Manifesto Questions and Answers
"The working men have no country." What did Karl Marx mean by this statement, and why was this assertion considered to be subversive and dangerous to political regimes through Europe? Use direct quotes from The Communist Manifesto to support your argument.
What is meant by the quote "is like the sorcerer who is no longer able to control the power of the nether world he has called by his spells"?
Discuss the following quote from The Communist Manifesto: "The executive of the modern state is but a committee for managing the common affairs of the whole bourgeoisie." Is this generally true?
Marx and Engels wrote: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle" (7). How is "class" defined? Why is it important to understand history through the lens of "class"?
In The Communist Manifesto, why did Marx and Engels think that victory over the bourgeoisie by the proletariat was inevitible?
According to Marx and Engels, why and how does capitalism simultaneously produce wealth and abundance on the one hand and misery, impoverishment, and ruin on the other?
What significant changes occurred with the rise of the bourgeoisie class? Why don’t workers simply rise up and ask for better wages, working conditions, and other benefits? Why didn’t they start the revolution Marx dreamed about? Has capitalism changed since Marx called for the revolution, for good or bad?
In the Communist Manifesto, Marx advocates the abolition of private property. How does that differ from Locke's natural rights and how Marx responds?
According to Marx in The Communist Manifesto, what is the relationship between revolution and violence?
What is the relationship between revolution and violence? What is the relationship between revolution and ideology? What constitutes a revolution? Provide specific examples from Marx's Communist Manifesto, Arendt's Origin of Totalitarianism and Fanon's Wretched of the Earth.
How do Mark and Engels announce their intentions in The Communist Manifesto? Why do they believe that it is due time for communists to publish their beliefs openly?
What do Marx and Engels mean as they write, "the proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains?"
Why didn't history turn out how Marx predicted it would? Were there any aspects of Marx's theory that turned out to be right?
What was the reason for the failure of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto to provide an accurate depiction of how capitalist economies would evolve, and what the end result would be?
What does the Communist Manifesto mean by the statement that the bourgeoisie has forged the weapons that will be used against it?
Using The Communist Manifesto, please explain how it could be argued that Marx and Engels thought industrialization was a positive development.
Is The Communist Manifesto legal to read in some countries? I'm curious because I'm in an AP class, and I have to read it over this summer.
In what ways is modern society according to Marx like Rome and the Middle Ages? What has changed? What has stayed the same?
Give a sociological explanation for the persistence of class inequality by discussing Marx's and Engels' famous critique of industrial capitalism as a form of structural discrimination in The Communist Manifesto.
In The Communist Manifesto, what do Marx and Engels have to say about people in pain and who experiences pain under capitalism?
Who does Marx say that the history of struggles is between? Give one specific example that he cites from The Communist Manifesto.
What values did Marx share with Enlightment thinkers? what values did he critize? Please give quatations and page numbers.
Why did people support The Communist Manifesto? Not sure if there were any specific "people" supporting it, but there are communist countries out there and I'm guessing the things in the manifesto was supported by someone or a group of people to make a country communist. I'm lost sorry!
Showing 1-50 of 71