The Communist Manifesto (Unabridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Originally published in 1848 as a political pamphlet, The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels would become one of the most influential works of the era. Written as a summary of the authors' political thought, the manifesto is also a reflection of the unrest and the revolutions of the time.

The manifesto analyzes the struggle due to social inequality and the problems presented by a capitalist society. This work also speculates on the limited future of a totally capitalist-driven economy, predicting that eventually the world would turn to communism.

By 1860 the manifesto had fallen into obscurity and was not as important as it once was, but that would change in the latter part of the 19th century, when Karl Marx grew more influential in communist circles. Russia became the world's first communist state, with the manifesto being its primary outline for the new social order.

GENRE
Nonfiction
NARRATOR
AC
Alastair Cameron
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
01:20
hr min
RELEASED
2017
April 20
PUBLISHER
A.R.N. Publications
PRESENTED BY
Audible.com
SIZE
66.3
MB

Customer Reviews

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Recipe for Disaster

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.”
- Winston Churchill

Regardless of how Marx envisioned the way socialism would be practiced, the fact remains that almost everywhere it has been attempted, it has resulted in the rise of ruthless authoritarian dictatorships.

To be clear, Marx was a hack with the mind of a child, who knew less than nothing about human nature and even less about even the most fundamental economic principles. It’s not that he *wanted* all the death and destruction his ideas caused, it’s just that, like a child playing with fire, he was too ignorant of the world around him to realize how his ideas would be used as a tool by the ruling classes of so many countries to secure ever more power, to the detriment of the people.

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