Author: Ernesto Che Guevara,Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx,Rosa Luxemburg
Publsiher: Ocean Press
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2015-04-10
ISBN 10: 0987228331
ISBN 13: 9780987228338
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manifesto Book Review:

“If you are curious and open to the life around you, if you are troubled as to why, how and by whom political power is held and used, if you sense there must be good intellectual reasons for your unease, if your curiosity and openness drive you toward wishing to act with others, to ‘do something,’ you already have much in common with the writers of the three essays in this book.” — Adrienne Rich With a preface by Adrienne Rich, Manifesto presents the radical vision of four famous young rebels: Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto, Rosa Luxemburg’s Reform or Revolution and Che Guevara’s Socialism and Humanity.

The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto
Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Jaico Publishing House
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9387944204
ISBN 13: 9789387944206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

Celebrating Karl Marx’s 200th Birth Anniversary The Communist Manifesto has been recognized as one of the world’s most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League’s purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism’s potential future forms. The book contains Marx and Engels’ theories about the nature of society and politics, that in their own words, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.” It also briefly features their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would eventually be replaced by socialism, and then eventually communism. Born in Westphalia in 1820, Friedrich Engels was the son of a textile manufacturer. After military training in Berlin and already a convert to communism, Engels went to Manchester in 1842 to represent the family firm. A relationship with a mill-hand, Mary Bums, and friendship with local Owenites and Chartists helped to inspire his famous early work, The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844. Karl Marx was born in 1818 in Trier, Germany and studied in Bonn and Berlin. Influenced by Hegel, he later reacted against idealist philosophy and began to develop his own theory of historical materialism. He related the state of society to its economic foundations and mode of production, and recommended armed revolution on the part of the proletariat.

The Principles of Communism

The Principles of Communism
Author: Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2019-03-13
ISBN 10: 9781090364821
ISBN 13: 1090364822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Principles of Communism Book Review:

In 1847 Engels wrote two draft programmes for the Communist League in the form of a catechism, one in June and the other in October.At the June 1847 Congress of the League of the Just, which was also the founding conference of the Communist League, it was decided to issue a draft "confession of faith" to be submitted for discussion to the sections of the League. The document which has now come to light is almost certainly this draft. Comparison of the two documents shows that Principles of Communism is a revised edition of this earlier draft. In Principles of Communism, Engels left three questions unanswered, in two cases with the notation "unchanged" (bleibt); this clearly refers to the answers provided in the earlier draft.The new draft for the programme was worked out by Engels on the instructions of the leading body of the Paris circle of the Communist League. The instructions were decided on after Engles' sharp criticism at the committee meeting, on October 22, 1847, of the draft programme drawn up by the "true socialist" Moses Hess, which was then rejected.

Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith

Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith
Author: Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 9781484929780
ISBN 13: 1484929780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith Book Review:

In 1847 Friedrich Engels, lifelong friend and collaborator of Karl Marx, was commissioned to write a catechism for the Communist League. He produced the draft contained here.The draft, which expressed the outlook developed by Marx and Engels, was not published. A second draft written soon after entitled "The Principles of Communism" also remained unpublished.Karl Marx would use the drafts as the basis for writing "The Communist Manifesto" in 1848.

The State and Revolution

The State and Revolution
Author: Vladimir Lenin
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN 10: 0141939060
ISBN 13: 9780141939063
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The State and Revolution Book Review:

In July 1917, when the Provisional Government issued a warrant for his arrest, Lenin fled from Petrograd; later that year, the October Revolution swept him to supreme power. In the short intervening period he spent in Finland, he wrote his impassioned, never-completed masterwork The State and Revolution. This powerfully argued book offers both the rationale for the new regime and a wealth of insights into Leninist politics. It was here that Lenin justified his personal interpretation of Marxism, savaged his opponents and set out his trenchant views on class conflict, the lessons of earlier revolutions, the dismantling of the bourgeois state and the replacement of capitalism by the dictatorship of the proletariat. As both historical document and political statement, its importance can hardly be exaggerated. Translated and edited with an introduction by Robert Service

The Capitalist Manifesto

The Capitalist Manifesto
Author: Louis O. Kelso,Mortimer J. Adler
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2017-01-23
ISBN 10: 1787203514
ISBN 13: 9781787203518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Capitalist Manifesto Book Review:

In 1956, a U.S. lawyer-economist, Louis O. Kelso, created the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to enable the employees of a closely held newspaper chain to buy out its retiring owners. Two years later, Kelso and his co-author, the philosopher Mortimer J. Adler, explained the macro-economic theory on which the ESOP is based in this best-selling book, The Capitalist Manifesto. “When you read this book, you must be prepared for a shock—particularly if you are among the millions of Americans who feel complacent about the material well-being that now prevails in this country. THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will compel you to examine, reconsider and question many dangerous economic factors and political tendencies you have accepted as inevitable—and will show you how you can do something about them. “THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO sets the alarm for all American citizens—not simply one group or class. It is for stockholders, workers, labor leaders, corporation executives, investment bankers, taxpayers, small businessmen and industrialists, statesmen, legislators, judges and educators. Its purpose is to arouse us to the real and present dangers we now face, from inflation and from the progressive socialization of our economy. What is the difference between a well-heeled existence in a welfare state and the good life in a free society? THE CAPITALIST MANIFESTO will tell you what that difference is, and why you must be a man of property in order to be a free man. It will explain the meaning of your ever-expanding opportunities for leisure. It will tell you that the goal of an industrial society should not be full employment in the production of wealth, but full enjoyment of the wealth produced. It will tell you how you, as an individual, can best use wealth to further the happiness and well-being of yourself and your fellow men.” “A revolutionary force in human affairs offering still unplumbed promise for the future....”—Time Magazine

The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844

The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844
Author: Frederick Engels
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-09-25
ISBN 10: 3734060400
ISBN 13: 9783734060403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Condition of the Working Class in England in 1844 Book Review:

Reproduction of the original: The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844 by Frederick Engels

Poetry of the Revolution

Poetry of the Revolution
Author: Martin Puchner
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 315
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780691122601
ISBN 13: 0691122601
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poetry of the Revolution Book Review:

Martin Puchner tells the story of political and artistic upheavals through the political manifestos of the 19th and 20th centuries. He argues that the manifesto was the genre through which modern culture articulated its revolutionary ambitions and desires.

Understanding China

Understanding China
Author: Peter Nolan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2015-10-23
ISBN 10: 1317373006
ISBN 13: 9781317373001
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding China Book Review:

If the West wishes to understand China better, it needs to appreciate the depth of thought and range of debate that is taking place within the Chinese political system. China is entering a new and complicated phase in its development. From a minnow in the 1970s it has become a mighty player on the global stage. It is likely that its role in the global economy and international relations will continue to expand. Today, despite its vast size, China is still a developing country. The country’s leaders in the Communist Party of China face innumerable policy challenges. Two key issues facing the Party are its role in the Asia-Pacific region and the ideological legacy from Karl Marx. The CPC is engaged in deep research, debate and reflection on both of these questions. This study provides a unique, in-depth insight into these critically important issues for the evolution of China’s political economy.

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto
Author: Terrell Carver,James Farr
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2015-09-09
ISBN 10: 110703700X
ISBN 13: 9781107037007
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cambridge Companion to The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

Offers the latest contextual and biographical scholarship with innovative interpretations and is supplemented by the first and latest English translations.

The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto
Author: Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx
Publsiher: Broadview Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2004-08-30
ISBN 10: 9781770481039
ISBN 13: 1770481036
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

L.M. Findlay’s elegant new translation is a work of textual and historical scholarship. Few books have had as much of an impact on modern history as The Communist Manifesto. Since it was first published in 1848, it has become the rallying cry for revolutionary movements around the world. This new Broadview edition draws on the 1888 Samuel Moore translation supervised by Engels—the standard English version in Marxist discourse—and on the original Helen Macfarlane translation into English of 1850. Throughout, Findlay draws on a variety of disciplines and maintains a broad-ranging perspective. Among the appendices are Engels’ “Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith,” correspondence and journalism of Marx and Engels, ten illustrations, and eight additional influential political manifestos from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital

The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital
Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels,Robert Weick
Publsiher: Knickerbocker Classics
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-02-12
ISBN 10: 0760365571
ISBN 13: 9780760365571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communist Manifesto and Das Kapital Book Review:

The unabridged versions of these definitive works are now available together as a highly designed paperback with flaps with a new introduction by Robert Weick. Part of the Knickerbocker Classics series, a modern design makes this timeless book a perfect travel companion. Considered to be one of the most influential political writings, The Communist Manifesto is as relevant today as when it was originally published. This pamphlet by the German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, published in 1884 as revolutions were erupting across Europe, discusses class struggles and the problems of a capitalist society. After being exiled to London, Marx published the first part of Das Kapital, a theoretical text that argues that capitalism will create greater and greater division in wealth and welfare and ultimately be replaced by a system of common ownership of the means of production. After Marx's death, Engels completed and published the second and third parts from his colleague's notes. The Knickerbocker Classics bring together the essential works of classic authors from around the world in stunning editions to be collected and enjoyed.

A Hacker Manifesto

A Hacker Manifesto
Author: McKenzie Wark
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN 10: 0674044843
ISBN 13: 9780674044845
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Hacker Manifesto Book Review:

A double is haunting the world--the double of abstraction, the virtual reality of information, programming or poetry, math or music, curves or colorings upon which the fortunes of states and armies, companies and communities now depend. The bold aim of this book is to make manifest the origins, purpose, and interests of the emerging class responsible for making this new world--for producing the new concepts, new perceptions, and new sensations out of the stuff of raw data. "A Hacker Manifesto" deftly defines the fraught territory between the ever more strident demands by drug and media companies for protection of their patents and copyrights and the pervasive popular culture of file sharing and pirating. This vexed ground, the realm of so-called "intellectual property," gives rise to a whole new kind of class conflict, one that pits the creators of information--the hacker class of researchers and authors, artists and biologists, chemists and musicians, philosophers and programmers--against a possessing class who would monopolize what the hacker produces. Drawing in equal measure on Guy Debord and Gilles Deleuze, "A Hacker Manifesto" offers a systematic restatement of Marxist thought for the age of cyberspace and globalization. In the widespread revolt against commodified information, McKenzie Wark sees a utopian promise, beyond the property form, and a new progressive class, the hacker class, who voice a shared interest in a new information commons.

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto
Author: Slavoj Zizek
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 70
Release: 2019-02-25
ISBN 10: 1509536124
ISBN 13: 9781509536122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Relevance of the Communist Manifesto Book Review:

No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame and influence of The Communist Manifesto. Translated into over 100 languages, this clarion call to the workers of the world radically shaped the events of the twentieth century. But what relevance does it have for us today? In this slim book Slavoj Zizek argues that, while exploitation no longer occurs the way Marx described it, it has by no means disappeared; on the contrary, the profit once generated through the exploitation of workers has been transformed into rent appropriated through the privatization of the ‘general intellect’. Entrepreneurs like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg have become extremely wealthy not because they are exploiting their workers but because they are appropriating the rent for allowing millions of people to participate in the new form of the ‘general intellect’ that they own and control. But, even if Marx’s analysis can no longer be applied to our contemporary world of global capitalism without significant revision, the fundamental problem with which he was concerned, the problem of the commons in all its dimensions – the commons of nature, the cultural commons, and the commons as the universal space of humanity from which no one should be excluded – remains as relevant as ever. This timely reflection on the enduring relevance of The Communist Manifesto will be of great value to everyone interested in the key questions of radical politics today.

What is to be done

What is to be done
Author: V.I. Lenin
Publsiher: Wellred Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1935
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is to be done Book Review:

“The pamphlet… outlined a broad plan of organisation in which everyone would find a place for himself, become a cog in the revolutionary machine, a cog, which, no matter how small, was vital to the working of the machine. The pamphlet urged the necessity of intensive and tireless efforts to build the foundation that had to be built if the Party was to exist in deeds and not in words…” (Nadezhda Krupskaya, Reminiscences of Lenin.) First published in early 1902, What Is to Be Done? remains a classic of Marxism on the building of the revolutionary party, which sets out the party’s role as the organiser and director of the revolution. The pamphlet was written as part of a conflict with the opportunism of the Economists, who emphasised ‘bread and butter issues’ rather than theory. Lenin uses the book to explain the necessity of creating a centralised group of professional and dedicated revolutionary cadres before the “times of explosion and outbursts.” The history of the past 100 years has proven Lenin right: time and again, the masses have been ready to struggle, but let down by their leadership. Today, many working-class people are beginning to reject the status quo and are looking to socialist ideas as an alternative. It is the duty of Marxists to build an organisation capable of offering a way forward, and What is to Be Done? represents an excellent guide as to how to do this. With a new introduction by Rob Sewell.

Understanding The Communist Manifesto

Understanding The Communist Manifesto
Author: David Boyle
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN 10: 1448873622
ISBN 13: 9781448873623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding The Communist Manifesto Book Review:

Provides background information on the circumstances that led to the writing of the Communist Manifesto, and discusses its style and literary merit, its effectiveness at the time, and its subsequent influence.

Marxism in Dark Times

Marxism in Dark Times
Author: Sobhanlal Datta Gupta
Publsiher: Anthem Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN 10: 1783080868
ISBN 13: 9781783080861
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Marxism in Dark Times Book Review:

Offering an alternative exploration of the subject, ‘Marxism in Dark Times’ anchors its investigation of Marxism in the conceptual spheres of humanism, democracy and pluralism. Its essays question the stereotyped, positivist notion of the theory as practised by the exponents of official Marxism, highlight the legacy of the suppressed voices in the Marxist tradition, and provide new insights into reading Marxism in the twenty-first century—affording new perspectives on Antonio Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg, Nikolai Bukharin, David Ryazanov and the Frankfurt School. They seek to review the phenomenon of ‘Perestroika,’ explore the new historiography on Comintern, and examine the relation between Marxism and postmodernism. With its wide-ranging provision of materials—some translated here into English from German and Russian for the first time—this collection offers a pioneering English assessment of some of the most debatable issues in contemporary Marxism.

After the Party

After the Party
Author: Joshua Chambers-Letson
Publsiher: NYU Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 1479846465
ISBN 13: 9781479846467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

After the Party Book Review:

Winner, 2019 ATHE Outstanding Book Award, given by the Association for Theatre in Higher Education Winner, 2018 Errol Hill Award in African American theater, drama, and/or performance studies, presented by the American Society for Theatre Research A new manifesto for performance studies on the art of queer of color worldmaking. After the Party tells the stories of minoritarian artists who mobilize performance to produce freedom and sustain life in the face of subordination, exploitation, and annihilation. Through the exemplary work of Nina Simone, Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas, Danh Vō, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Eiko, and Tseng Kwong Chi, and with additional appearances by Nao Bustamante, Audre Lorde, Martin Wong, Assata Shakur, and Nona Faustine, After the Party considers performance as it is produced within and against overlapping histories of US colonialism, white supremacy, and heteropatriarchy. Building upon the thought of José Esteban Muñoz alongside prominent scholarship in queer of color critique, black studies, and Marxist aesthetic criticism, Joshua Chambers-Letson maps a portrait of performance’s capacity to produce what he calls a communism of incommensurability, a practice of being together in difference. Describing performance as a rehearsal for new ways of living together, After the Party moves between slavery, the Civil Rights Movement, the first wave of the AIDS crisis, the Vietnam War, and the catastrophe-riddled horizon of the early twenty-first century to consider this worldmaking practice as it is born of the tension between freedom and its negation. With urgency and pathos, Chambers-Letson argues that it is through minoritarian performance that we keep our dead alive and with us as we struggle to survive an increasingly precarious present.

A World To Win

A World To Win
Author: Prakash Karat
Publsiher: LeftWord Books
Total Pages: 149
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 8187496010
ISBN 13: 9788187496014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A World To Win Book Review:

The Communist Manifesto is among the most widely read and disseminated texts in the world. It has been more influential in the making of the modern world than any other piece of political writing. Rarely has call to arms been phrased in a language of such zest, beauty and purity. One hundred and fifty years after it was written, the Manifesto shows us an image of our own, present-day globalized capitalism with stunning clarity and accuracy.

Wage Labour and Capital

Wage Labour and Capital
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 52
Release: 2008-04-01
ISBN 10: 1434469263
ISBN 13: 9781434469267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wage Labour and Capital Book Review:

This volume contains an English translation of Karl Marx's influential essay.