The Communist Manifesto (Hardcover)

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Marx and Engels's "Communist Manifesto" has become one of the world's most influential political tracts since its original 1848 publication. Part of the Rethinking the Western Tradition series, this edition of the "Manifesto" features an extensive introduction by Jeffrey C. Isaac, and essays by Vladimir Tismaneanu, Steven Lukes, Saskia Sassen, and Stephen Eric Bronner, each well known for their writing on questions central to the "Manifesto" and the history of Marxism. These essays address the "Manifesto"'s historical background, its impact on the development of twentieth-century Communism, its strengths and weaknesses as a form of ethical critique, and its relevance in the post-1989, post-Cold War world. This edition also includes much ancillary material, including the many Prefaces published in the lifetimes of Marx and Engels, and Engels's "Principles of Communism.

About the Author


Jeffrey Isaac is James H. Rudy Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Democracy and Public Life at Indiana University, and Editor in Chief of the journal "Perspectives on Politics." He lives in Bloomington, IN.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780300123012
ISBN-10: 0300123019
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication Date: May 29th, 2012
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Rethinking the Western Tradition