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Basic Writings on Politics and Philosophy

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Engels' & Marx's writing are represented here in full variety, also including little-known letters & essays.
Manifesto of the Communist Party/Marx & Engels
Parts: A contribution to the critique of political economy/Marx
On historical materialism/Engels
Socialism: Utopian & scientific/Engels
Critique of the Gotha Program/Marx
Parts: Capital: A critique of politic
Paperback, 497 pages
Published 1989 by Doubleday Anchor (first published 1959)
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Gregg Wingo
An excellent selection of work from Marx and Engels. This edited work focuses on the philosophical basis of Marxism and the political analysis done by Marx and Engels with the unifying theme being historical materialism.

While I normally concentrate on Marx the economist and ignore Engels based on his own self-deprecation, I found these readings profoundly interesting and, especially, as a student of history I found Marx' contemporary analysis of 19th century revolutionary events in France fasci
Erik Graff
Aug 29, 2011 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Marxists
Recommended to Erik by: HS friends
This book was recommended to me by older friends from high school. Over the years I've read most of the material within it again--primarily in The Collected Works of Marx and Engels published by International Publishers (NYC) in fifty volumes. Most notable is the sociological perspective of this collection's editor, Lewis Samuel Feuer (1912-2002).
My most useful book in college. Open to random page, read those two pages, find quote to take out of context for essay. Good times.
Frank Spencer
This copy underlined by myself, and marked PAID UCONN bookstore, 1971!
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In 1818, Karl Marx, descended from a long line of rabbis, was born in Prussian Rhineland. Marx's' father converted to Protestantism shortly before Karl's birth. Educated at the Universities of Bonn, Jena, and Berlin, Marx founded the Socialist newspaper Vorwarts in 1844 in Paris. After being expelled from France at the urging of the Prussian government, which "banished" Marx in
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