I'm currently behind on reviews, so don't be surprised if the recent reviews are a bit sparse.

The Communist Manifesto

Cover of The Communist Manifesto.

Short, readable, to the point. The predictive parts were outdated shortly after publishing the manifesto, but the analytical parts were highly interesting and often spot on.

Reading this primary source corrected a couple of misunderstandings for me: I had laboured under an incorrect understanding of bourgeoisie, for example, which here is used to describe startup culture perfectly (honestly.) There’s also a section that draws a distinction between reactionary socialism and conservative socialism, which was helpful considering that I tend to use those terms interchangeably (and also mostly see them used that way).