• This is simply the preface to the rest of the document, but is considered to be a part of the document.
• The Manifesto of the Communist Party was authored in 1847 by Karl Marx and Frederick Engels.
• The book was originally published in German in 1848.
I—Bourgeois and Proletarians
• This section examines the relationship between the bourgeoisie and the proletariat.
• The oppressor and the oppressed, respectively, stand in constant opposition of each other.
• Throughout history, society has been divided into classes.
• Owners of capital = bourgeoisie, performers of labor = proletariat
• The bourgeoisie relies on the proletariat.
• The two groups continue to be polarized, even as the proletariat try unions and other methods of organization.
• This opposition creates a need for revolution.
II—Proletarians and Communists
• Unions and organizations of proletarian are nearly always in alignment with Communism.
• Communism works to represent the interests of the working class movement as a...
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