The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx (Paperback)

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Barcode
9781596980839
Department
Books
Released
13 Jan 2009
Supply Source
UK

Book

Authors
Karl Marx
Robert Conquest
Robert Conquest (Introduction by)
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Perseus Distribution Services
Number of Pages
67
Dimensions
216 x 133 x 6mm (91g)

Annotation

Offers the political tract in which Marx presented the core of his philosophy and revolutionary program.

Summary

The great claim was that Marxism, as put forth in the Communist Manifesto, was scientific. Marx and Marxists spoke much of the "false consciousness" of people whose arguments are only superficially intellectual, being (though they themselves are unaware of it) mere projections of class prejudice, and who thus believe themselves to be acting from religious or other motives while really driven by economic interests.

Since Marxists took their theory to be the science of society, including history, sociology, and economics, when this became the official view of the state it implied, and in fact resulted in, the substitution of Marxism for the supposed pre-scientific gropings that had hitherto prevailed. In all the Marxist states, alternative views were suppressed, in academe as well as in society as a whole. And this led, as we saw, to a mental enslavement and degeneration of thought.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Philosophy
BISAC Subject 1
Philosophy / Political
Library Subject 1
Communism.
Dewey Classification
335.4/22