When The Communist Manifesto was first published in 1848, no one
- even its authors - could have foreseen the enormous impact it
would have on the history of the twentieth century, and continues
to have in parts of the world today.
Marx and Engels' landmark Manifesto sets out, in explosive and
unrelenting terms, the theory of class struggle. In condemns the
exploitation of the working class, and predicts a revolution that
will overthrow the ruling class, abolish private property and, in
doing so, obliterate the vales of capitalism.
Capitalism, of course, remains intact in almost every corner of
today's worlds. But Marxism, too, endured and evolved, provoking
debate and inciting revolutions - even dividing whole nations -
over a hundred years later.