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TOP 500 REVIEWERon 1 June 2017
Free download for kindle so can't really complain!

Good book, passed a few hours away reading this.

Famous book with plenty of interesting information. Would recommend!
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on 20 October 2006
This is one of the only anthologies of revolutionary writings that I've discovered and its very affordably priced. It is titled The Communist Manifesto, it does include the title tract but its got so many others too.

There are all the precursors to the communist manifesto, Rousseau, Voltaire, Paine, The American Declaration of Independence, The Third Estate in France, The National Assembly of France, there are other less well known writers Marat, Danton, Marechal, Babeuf, who are all radical anti-clerical and egalitarian agitaters who generally only qualify for footnotes elsewhere.

The "utopian" socialists Owen and Proudhon appear alongside the Communist Manifesto, afterwards the main revolutionaries since then are all included, Lassalle, Kropotkin, Bakunin, Lenin, Trotsky, Goldman, Luxemburg, Ghandi, Mao and Guevara. There's also the manifesto of Charter 77 which lead to the "velvet revolution" in Czechsolvakia.

It's very comprehensive and many of the sources provide a good point and counter point for the discerning and interested reader. For younger readers who're just interested in polemic which warms the blood like wine there's plenty of that too.

Of real interest to me was the declaration of working and exploited people by Lenin and The Provisional Government, this is an essay which Orwell said was characteristic of most socialist literature, an essay from socialists in opposition which became the greatest threat to the socialists in power, its also the essay which Simone Weil deconstructed in her brilliant Oppression and Liberty.

It details how popular sovereignty would replace parliamentary elections, followed by abolition of secret police, capital punishment, censorship and press control. Of course, it was the opposite of what developed from the day and hour of Lenin's coup deposing the Provisional Government.
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on 28 November 2013
Good overview. But does not express his knowledge of dialectics that he was in the process of developing that can be seen in his critique of 19th Century Capitalism: Kapital, sociologically for instance in his Critique Of Hegels, Gotha Programme & philosophically through German Ideology. This book was pu
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on 26 June 2017
if you only read one book about political struggles make it this one
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on 27 April 2017
Very good, as described
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on 11 November 2014
I downloaded this purely for the irony of downloading a book about communism onto my kindle. Interesting ideas, especially useful for those interested in sociology or history
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on 6 June 2017
Good.
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on 29 April 2017
Short but wordy. It was reactionary at the time. Less so now but still relevant given the voting patterns of c2de.
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on 4 March 2017
Amazing little book and brilliant service, I would highly recommend ordering this if you are interested in sociologal aspects.
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on 21 November 2012
It is a reasonibly good read when it comes for free.
it come well with the Kindle on my PC.
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