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The Communist Manifesto, Marx and Engels's revolutionary summons to the working classes, changed the face of the twentieth century beyond recognition.

In 1848, two young men published what would become one of the defining documents of modern history.  The Communist Manifesto rapidly realigned political fault-lines all over the world and its aftershock resonates to this day.  In the many years since its publication, no other social program has inspired such divisive and violent debate.  Ever since the collapse of the Soviet Union-the world's first regime to adopt the Manifesto's tenets-historians have debated its intent and its impact.  In the current era of market democracy in Russia and Eastern Europe, nationalism on every continent, and an ever-tightening global economy, does the spectre of Communism still haunt the world?  Were the seeds of Communism's ultimate destruction already planted in 1848?  Is there anything to be learned from Marx's envisioned utopia?

Featuring an extensive provocative Introduction by historian Martin Malia, this authorized English translation of The Communist Manifesto, edited and annotated by Engels, with prefaces to editions published between 1872 and 1888, provides a new opportunity to examine the document that shook the world.

WITH A NEW AFTERWOR BY STEPHEN KOTIN

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  • Hardback

    9780141395906

    October 22, 2014

    Penguin Classics

    452 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780451531841

    June 9, 2011

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    128 pages

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  • Paperback

    9780140447576

    July 24, 2002

    Penguin Classics

    304 pages

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    9780141913087

    July 24, 2002

    Penguin eBooks

    304 pages

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