Author: Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels
Date Started: 12/04/2019
Star Rating: ✪✪✪
‘The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains.’
Marx and Engels’s revolutionary summons to the working classes – one of the most important and influential political theories ever formulated.
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Karl Marx (1818-1883) and Friedrich Engels (1820-1895). Marx’s works available in Penguin Classics are Capital, Dispatches for the New York Tribune, Early Writings, Grundrisse, The Portable Karl Marx, and Revolution and War.
I am going to find this hard to review properly because it was only 50 pages long. I have had this book on my shelf for a very long time and decided that now is the time to read it.
I found that this book was still had points in the book that is relevant to now, even though the original work was published in 1888. I was actually quite scary, how much the first few pages made me think of how times are in the modern world.
It made me feel that even though times had changed, deep down the times are not much different in 2019 as they were in 1888.
Working men of all countries, Unite!