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The Communist manifesto : a modern edition / Karl Marx and Frederick Engels ; with an introduction by Eric Hobsbawm
Bib ID 1826398
Format BookBook
Author
Marx, Karl, 1818-1883
 
Uniform Title Manifest der Kommunistischen Partei. English
Description London ; New York : Verso, 1998 
87 p. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 1859848982 (cloth)
Summary

The focus of this modern edition is not primarily the vivid history of Marx and Engels' most important work. Rather, with a characteristically acute introduction by historian Eric Hobsbawm, it asserts the pertinence of the Manifesto today. Hobsbawm writes that 'the world described by Marx and Engels in 1848 in passages of dark, laconic eloquence, is recognizably the world we live in 150 years later'. He identifies the insights which underpin the Manifesto's startling contemporary relevance: the recognition of capitalism as a world system capable of marshalling production on a global scale; its devastating impact on all aspects of human existence, work, the family and the distribution of wealth; and the understanding that, far from being a stable, immutable system, it is, on the contrary, susceptible to enormous convulsions and crisis, and contains the seeds of its own destruction.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects Communism.
Other authors/contributors Engels, Friedrich, 1820-1895  |  Hobsbawm, E. J. (Eric J.), 1917-

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