The Portable Karl Marx

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Viking Press, 1983 - Philosophy - 606 pages
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Writings by Karl Marx concerning communism, politics, and economics are accompanied by a selection of his letters and reminiscences.

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User Review  - Jacob Stubbs - Goodreads

Read the "Communist Manifest" and various other writings. Marx plagiarizes Rousseau. Interesting, but Rousseau has a better (as in more beautiful) writing style in my opinion. Read full review

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User Review  - sologdin - Goodreads

decent selection of texts. it must be a fairly daunting task, the attempt to reduce the 50-volume MEGA down to one slim volume. that said, editor's marginal contributions are effective. Read full review


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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.

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