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a suitable edition of a classic text
on 24 December 2015
"The Communist Manifesto" is an important political tract - that has been highly influential, and shaped opinion and action for well over 100 years. For this reason at least, it's worthy of being read by any person seriously interested in modern society and world affairs. I won't, in this review, be so presumptuous as to comment on the ideas advanced by Marx and Engels ... readers can agree or disagree with what is argued in the "Manifesto".
This particular Penguin edition of the "Manifesto" is okay. It presents the 1888 (second) English edition, as well - strangely - sections of "The 18th Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte". While this particular edition is a suitable entry point for anyone interested in reading the "Manifesto", it certainly isn't comprehensive - and I'd advice students to look for a more useful edition.
Note: This is a product review - and I can say that this particular edition of the book is okay (but not great). There are better editions, and certainly one's more useful for students. I'd suggest buying a more comprehensive edition, and spending about £8 on a new copy, rather than getting a less thorough edition.