Capital: A Critique of Political Economy and Manifesto of the Communist Party

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Benediction Classics, Sep 16, 2015 - 638 pages
"Capital" (Das Kapital) is a truly revolutionary book; it was forged in both the political and industrial revolutions of the nineteenth century and became the keystone of many Communist revolutions of the twentieth. In this comprehensive analysis of capitalist economics and expression of his theory of class conflict, Karl Marx (1818-1883) relentlessly argues that the accumulation of capital can only be achieved by bourgeoisie exploitation of the working classes. This volume includes "The Communist Manifesto" which, written with friend and colleague Frederick Engels, not only pictures a wholly equal society in which neither property nor money exist, but suggests that this vision of the future is a natural and inevitable consequence of the class struggle that dominates human history.

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Karl Heinrich Marx, one of the fathers of communism, was born on May 5, 1818 in Trier, Germany. He was educated at a variety of German colleges, including the University of Jena. He was an editor of socialist periodicals and a key figure in the Working Man's Association. Marx co-wrote his best-known work, "The Communist Manifesto" (1848), with his friend, Friedrich Engels. Marx's most important work, however, may be "Das Kapital" (1867), an analysis of the economics of capitalism. He died on March 14, 1883 in London, England.

Friedrich Engels was born in 1820, in the German city of Barmen. He died in London in 1895 while editing the fourth volume of Capital.

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