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.