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this day in the yesteryear: The Communist Manifesto Is Published (1848)

The Communist Manifesto Is Published (1848)

Commissioned by the Communist League and written by theorists Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, the Communist Manifesto is one of the most influential political tracts in history. It calls on the proletariat to overthrow the capitalists, abolish private property, and take over the means of production. It also advocates for a progressive income tax system and universal free public education. After predicting an eventual classless society, the document ends with what famous statement? More… Discuss