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review 2017-07-31 08:00
The Communist Manifesto
The Communist Manifesto (Little Black Classics #20) - Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx

This was part of the Little Black Classics collection from Penguin I'm reading my way through. And while I'm really glad there is a great variety of different kinds of books in this collection, there have been some disappointments on the way.

I was interested in reading The Communist Manifesto, not because of its communist thoughts but rather from a historical point of view. Fear for communism is something I've never completely understood, but then I was born safely in the 1990s so perhaps that's only natural.

So, while not expecting much in the terms of the content, I did expect something that would be easy readable. It was not. I've said before that I'm judging these books based on the reading experience I had, and it was just so boring. I sort of fell asleep twice (in the span of only fifty pages!). I think that says it all.

Little Black Classics #20

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review 2016-09-24 00:14
The Communist Manifesto (Little Black Classics #20) - Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx
A seminal work, which offers an interesting, if dated, critique of capitalism and an alternative way of perceiving the world's dominant system of social organization. Certainly the thoughts expressed by Marx lays bare the assumptions which accompany our embrace of capitalism, but its longevity may owe much to the absence of a workable alternative to date (the subsequent attempts at the implementation of communism being largely discredited).
 
 

 

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review 2015-04-25 00:00
The Communist Manifesto (Little Black Classics #20)
The Communist Manifesto (Little Black Classics #20) - Friedrich Engels,Karl Marx Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, born in Prussia in the 19th Century, were German philosophers. Along with other Communists, they wrote The Communist Manifesto in London and translated it in to several other languages. It is regarded as the best work of literature regarding Communism and is still as important now as it has always been.

It's sad that this is written in such a way that it was. Although I appreciate it is 19th century language, it still made me feel a little bleak whilst reading. Despite this, it is still full of valid points, I just think one should perhaps take ones time and find a thicker book with an introduction and notes.
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