The Communist Manifesto
An authoritative, accessible introduction to the Communist Manifesto. Since it was first written in 1848, it has been banned, censored, burned and repeated declared “dead.” But year after year, the text grows only more influential. It has been translated into more languages than any other text, and remains required reading in courses on philosophy, politics, sociology, economics, and history.
This beautifully organized, fully annotated edition of the Communist Manifesto is complete with historical references and explication, additional related texts and a thorough glossary, bringing the Manifesto to life for today’s readers.
“What Gasper does is to remind us how relevant the Manifesto is to our world today. His introduction and afterword are useful guides to the Manifesto and to its importance in our time. His notes give us fascinating tidbits of information which a thoughtful reader will find extremely valuable…. An indispensable addition to anyone’s library.”
“The more thos in power reject and ignore Marx and his ideas, the more the world comes to resemble the barbaric social system Marx predicted capitalism was in the process of becoming.”
--Allen Wood, Stanford University
“I don’t agree with everything in Karl’s manifesto…but you have to admit, he makes some good points.”
--David Brooks, New York Times