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Cover of The Communist Manifesto.

The Communist Manifesto

author: Karl Marx (1848)
date read: 2020-04-12
pages: 288
lists: german , nonfiction
rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆

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 The predictive parts were outdated shortly after publishing the manifesto, but the analytical parts were highly interesting and often spot on.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


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