Synopsis[ edit ] The Communist Manifesto is divided into a preamble and four sections, the last of these a short conclusion. The introduction begins by proclaiming "A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre".
The Manifesto is written with a lot a pathos and large parts of it relate to the politics of the 19th century, but it is also a very clear and refined articulation of the basic ideas of Marxism.
The Manifesto opens chapter 1 with the proclamation that "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles ". The Manifesto moves from describing feudalism to discussing capitalism as a mode in which the bourgeois exploit the proletariat.
Chapter 2 of the Communist Manifesto discusses the relationship of communists to the proletariat, arguing that it is the true representation of their interests.
This part is aimed at clarifying the intention of communism to abolish private property and hired work which are the basic principles of the capitalist system.
This part also includes some practical demands such as free public education, progressive tax, abolishing of inheritance and more.
One important point here to note is the relation to the nation state which for Marx is closely tied to capitalism and therefore need to go away with it.
The important thing about these parts of the text is the assertion the communism is not about making the system better but about changing it altogether and overthrowing capitalism in order to usher in the new era of a classless society.The Manifesto breaks down into a preface, a cool little beginning, and four sections.
In the helpful little preface, Marx's co-author Friedrich Engels lists all the translations and publications of the Manifesto that have come out in the forty years since its first publication. Conveniently enough. Mar 04, · The Communist Manifesto is a short document composed by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in in an attempt to popularize and clarify in practical means the philosophy of communism (such as that presented in Marx's "The German Ideology").
"The Communist Manifesto" is the product of the joint development of ideas between Marx and Engels, and rooted in debates held by Communist League leaders in London; however, the final draft was written solely by Marx.
The Communist Manifesto has four sections. In the first section, it discusses the Communists' theory of history and the relationship between proletarians and bourgeoisie. The second section explains the relationship between the Communists and the proletarians.
The Communist Manifesto, published in , is the single document most responsible for launching the often-feared political philosophy of communism. It straight up tells you to revolt against the rich, and it tells you why you should.
The Communist Manifesto is a masterpiece of political pamphleteering—a work intended to inspire people to action, even revolutionary action. It builds upon descriptions of true social evils and.