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The Communist Manifesto

Narrated by: Jeff Moon
Length: 1 hr and 21 mins
Categories: Non-fiction, Politics
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The Communist Manifesto is an 1848 political pamphlet by German philosophers Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Commissioned by the Communist League and originally published in London just as the revolutions of 1848 began to erupt, the manifesto was later recognized as one of the world's most influential political documents. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle and the conflicts of capitalism and the capitalist mode of production, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.

Public Domain (P)2018 Bassett Publishing

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Crazy stuff

I think someone would have to be crazy to admit that Marks was right.. lunacy..

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  • Baron Cruelty
  • 20-02-19

Essential Reading for Serious Readers

After listening to this, I have a sudden urge to ask the chap that wrote the review above mine, “Did you even bother to listen to the Communist Manifesto? Because none of what you wrote in your review is in the book?” I will tell you this, The Manifesto is a brilliant book, that if listened to, or read, with an open mind, will change the way you look at the society around you. I will confess that it is a little dated, but you have to keep in mind that it was published in 1848 (Dickens, Brontë, and Thackeray days), a lot has changed--maybe David Harvey or Richard Wolff will update it someday. Anyhow, a lot of what Marx & Engels say has come to fruition, for instance: globalization, Capitalism’s lack of sustainability, and a lot of class struggle. What hasn’t happened? The workers still haven’t overthrown their corporate masters, and they continue to let themselves and the environment be exploited and destroyed in the name of profit. I recommend this to serious listeners and readers that are interested in learning why our world is the way it is. I do not recommend this book to the casual listener or "Jason Finney’s" of the world.

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  • Jay
  • 07-10-19

Rivitting fantasy novel

Though I reference it on a regular basis it has been 25 years since I last read this fantasy classic. The way Marx intertwines real world topics with the fantasy world he creates is masterful. When last I read it there were countries that were collapsing from having tried it IRL, and now some zany folks are trying it here in the US too: Classic comedy gold!

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  • david
  • 25-03-19

required reading

it's obvious why this isn't taught in school. one of the most subversive, eye opening reads of history

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 10-08-18

Via Revolution

We need people like Marx & Engels today!
We need to CHANGE our government!
Viva Revolution

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  • Jason Finney
  • 11-07-18

Just so much murder

After listening to this, I have a sudden urge to engineer famines to kill property holders. All forms of tradion and spiritual life must be crushed and everyone must be made poorer to be made equal. I'm currently building a gulag to keep further anti-revolutionaries. We are all equal, must be equal, must be equal. But of course some are more equal than others...

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