The Communist Manifesto is a manuscript that revolutionized the political scenario in many countries. The book explains the downsides
The Communist Manifesto is a manuscript that revolutionized the political scenario in many countries. The book explains the downsides of capitalism and provides insights into class struggles, while highlighting the potential threats posed by capitalism. The first chapter in the book is titled Bourgeois and Proletarians, representing the two classes that exist in every society. According to The Communist Manifesto, the bourgeois (or the upper class) constantly exploits the proletariat (the wage-labour class). The book goes on to explain how the proletariat will overthrow the bourgeois through class struggle, forming unions and revolutions. Some of the other chapters in the book are Proletarians and Communists, and Socialist and Communist Literature. It explains how capitalism will initially be replaced by socialism, and how equality among classes would be restored by communism. The book is a short version of all communist ideals, and was published in the year 1848, in German. It was later published in many languages like French, English, Italian, Danish and Flemish. Karl Marx was born in the year 1818. He played a major role in shaping the socialist political movement. He played many roles and was a noted economist, journalist, historian, sociologist, and socialist. He studied at the University of Berlin and University of Bonn. His theories and philosophies are collectively known as Marxism, and he is a cult figure in the history of Communism. Some of his popular books are, Theses on Feuerbach, The Holy Family and Notes on James Mill. Frederich Engels was an industrialist of German and English origins, and was born in Prussia. He authored the popular book, The Condition of the Working Class in England. Engels was a political theorist and author, and he framed Marxist theory along with Karl Marx. Apart from The Communist Manifesto, he also co-authored The Holy Family with Marx. Some of his other popular works are Socialism: Utopian and Scientific and The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State.