Manifesto

Manifesto
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 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.

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 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 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.

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

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.

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.

Karl Marx Frederick Engels

Karl Marx  Frederick Engels
Author: Karl Marx,Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: International Pub
Total Pages: 852
Release: 1996-05
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106012888399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Karl Marx Frederick Engels Book Review:

Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith

Draft of a Communist Confession of Faith
Author: Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Anonim
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.

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.

Critique of the Gotha Program

Critique of the Gotha Program
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Wildside Press LLC
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2008-03-01
ISBN 10: 1434463095
ISBN 13: 9781434463098
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critique of the Gotha Program Book Review:

The Condition of the Working Class in England

The Condition of the Working Class in England
Author: Friedrich Engels
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 386
Release: 1968
ISBN 10: 9780804706346
ISBN 13: 0804706344
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Condition of the Working Class in England Book Review:

This, the first book written by Engels during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844, is the best known and in many ways the most astute study of the working class in Victorian England. The fluency of his writing, the personal nature of his insights, and his talent for mordant satire allcombiine to make Engels's account of the lives of the victims of early industrial change an undeniable classic.

Grundrisse

Grundrisse
Author: Karl Marx
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2005-11-24
ISBN 10: 0141194030
ISBN 13: 9780141194035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grundrisse Book Review:

Written during the winter of 1857-8, the Grundrisse was considered by Marx to be the first scientific elaboration of communist theory. A collection of seven notebooks on capital and money, it both develops the arguments outlined in the Communist Manifesto (1848) and explores the themes and theses that were to dominate his great later work Capital. Here, for the first time, Marx set out his own version of Hegel's dialectics and developed his mature views on labour, surplus value and profit, offering many fresh insights into alienation, automation and the dangers of capitalist society. Yet while the theories in Grundrisse make it a vital precursor to Capital, it also provides invaluable descriptions of Marx's wider-ranging philosophy, making it a unique insight into his beliefs and hopes for the foundation of a communist state.

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.

Vanguard of the Revolution

Vanguard of the Revolution
Author: A. James McAdams
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 600
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 0691196427
ISBN 13: 9780691196428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vanguard of the Revolution Book Review:

The first comprehensive political history of the communist party Vanguard of the Revolution is a sweeping history of one of the most significant political institutions of the modern world. The communist party was a revolutionary idea long before its supporters came to power. A. James McAdams argues that the rise and fall of communism can be understood only by taking into account the origins and evolution of this compelling idea. He shows how the leaders of parties in countries as diverse as the Soviet Union, China, Germany, Yugoslavia, Cuba, and North Korea adapted the original ideas of revolutionaries like Karl Marx and Vladimir Lenin to profoundly different social and cultural settings. Vanguard of the Revolution is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand world communism and the captivating idea that gave it life.

Plebeian Power

Plebeian Power
Author: Álvaro García Linera
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN 10: 9004254447
ISBN 13: 9789004254442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plebeian Power Book Review:

Plebeian Power is a series of essays by Álvaro García Linera, making available to English readers the Bolivian vice-president's evolving analysis of the nature of the state, class and indigenous identity.

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.

Anti Book

Anti Book
Author: Nicholas Thoburn
Publsiher: U of Minnesota Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 1452951993
ISBN 13: 9781452951997
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Anti Book Book Review:

No, Anti-Book is not a book about books. Not exactly. And yet it is a must for anyone interested in the future of the book. Presenting what he terms “a communism of textual matter,” Nicholas Thoburn explores the encounter between political thought and experimental writing and publishing, shifting the politics of text from an exclusive concern with content and meaning to the media forms and social relations by which text is produced and consumed. Taking a “post-digital” approach in considering a wide array of textual media forms, Thoburn invites us to challenge the commodity form of books—to stop imagining books as transcendent intellectual, moral, and aesthetic goods unsullied by commerce. His critique is, instead, one immersed in the many materialities of text. Anti-Book engages with an array of writing and publishing projects, including Antonin Artaud’s paper gris-gris, Valerie Solanas’s SCUM Manifesto, Guy Debord’s sandpaper-bound Mémoires, the collective novelist Wu Ming, and the digital/print hybrid of Mute magazine. Empirically grounded, it is also a major achievement in expressing a political philosophy of writing and publishing, where the materiality of text is interlaced with conceptual production. Each chapter investigates a different form of textual media in concert with a particular concept: the small-press pamphlet as “communist object,” the magazine as “diagrammatic publishing,” political books in the modes of “root” and “rhizome,” the “multiple single” of anonymous authorship, and myth as “unidentified narrative object.” An absorbingly written contribution to contemporary media theory in all its manifestations, Anti-Book will enrich current debates about radical publishing, artists’ books and other new genre and media forms in alternative media, art publishing, media studies, cultural studies, critical theory, and social and political theory.

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.