Pros And Cons Of The Communist Manifesto

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When it comes to belief systems, there are many ideas which, if challenged, tend to provoke violent defensive reactions on the part of their believers. “The Communist Manifesto”, written by Karl Marx, has become one of the world’s most influential and significant pieces of political propaganda ever written. Karl Marx wrote this work in the middle of the 19th century, which was a heady time in human history. “The Communist Manifesto”, begins with a theory of world history based on class struggles, and provides an explanation of the abuse of the working class by the bourgeoisie. The evils perpetrated upon the working class, the proletariat are enumerated and the injustice of the capitalist economic system, whereby a few get rich off the labor of many, is outlined. In Marx’s work, the virtues of communism are portrayed. He anticipates and refutes the objections of the bourgeoisie and demonstrate the benefits to be gained by all through communism. Through the appeals of pathos and logos, Marx conveys his ideas of communism through his works of, “The Communist Manifesto”. His works deals largely with contemporary social movements, whose inadequacies are outlines. Throughout the entire manifesto, the workers of the world are called to unite and throw off the oppression of bourgeois capitalist society, so that after the proletarian revolution, a new society based on equality, economic, social, and political could be built.
Marx defines the solution to the capitalist system as the transformation of it to communism because of the class struggle. When industrialization occurred, the industrial goods needed to be produced in factories and this caused two different classes to emerge more clearly. The capital owners, known as the bourgeoisie ...

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...t was scientifically based in the objective study of history, which he saw as a continuous process of change and transformation. Just as feudalism evolved into mercantilism and then capitalism, capitalism would inevitably give way to its logical successor, socialism, as the necessary result of class struggle. Karl Marx was not quite the heroic figure about which he surely fantasized. His empty vision was built on many fallacious that supported his ideas and logic, that fooled many of the proletariats. Nevertheless, it has been a dream for many people of a fairer, gentler world that supposedly is inevitable. That is why many have been attracted to this ideal of communism throughout the years of history. History is not, however inexorably leading to a stateless, classless, communist society. The truth is that communism has been inevitably dead from the very beginning.
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