The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated and Bundled with WHAT IS TO BE DONE?) by Karl Marx

The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated and Bundled with WHAT IS TO BE DONE?)

byKarl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Kobo ebook | August 16, 2014

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The book has an active table of contents for readers to access each chapter of the following titles:

1) The Communist Manifesto – Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
2) What Is to Be Done? – V.I. Lenin

Marx and Engels presented an analytical approach to the class struggle and the problems of capitalism in The Communist Manifesto. The book also contains their ideas for how the capitalist society of the time would be replaced by socialism, and then eventually communism. However, the book is lack of detailed potential future forms of communism.

It was Lenin who took the theories of The Communist Manifest to the next level for delivery and implementation of a truly socialistic country.  In 1902, Lenin published a political pamphlet entitled What Is to Be Done?.  It was one of the most important books written by Lenin to lay out a theoretical foundation for building a socialistic country based on the need of a vanguard party to lead the working-class to revolution.

The Vanguard Party concept out of “What Is to Be Done?” later became the theoretical foundation of communist party of any socialistic countries to form a structured power organization. The Central Committee of a communist party defines the criteria and rigid process to identify, select, train, and promote party members with highest loyalty into the organization. Communist Party in a socialistic country then controls the whole country through the Central Committee. The book “What Is to Be Done?” clearly reveals Lenin’s thoughts of using a small group of people to control a party and then the power of a country.

The collected thoughts by Marx and Lenin in the two books had a strong influence on many communist leaders to replicate October Revolution Model through overthrowing a ruling party with an armed revolution.

Communist solution of building Soviets to address issues of Capitalism is catastrophic to the world. An estimated 70 million people may have died under the soviet regime. The human cost was enormous. Yet despite all this, Lenin’s Soviets was worshipped by millions as a great model by other countries including North Korea today.

History is a mirror for us. Reading the collection written by Marx and Lenin, we can have a second thought on globalization and our future direction. This can help us avoid paying unnecessary human cost we made in the past by socialistic countries including Soviets and China.

This is a must-read book to understand the foundational thought of a communist party and the nature of a socialistic country.

Title:The Communist Manifesto (Illustrated and Bundled with WHAT IS TO BE DONE?)Format:Kobo ebookPublished:August 16, 2014Publisher:AS TeamLanguage:English

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