‘Workers of the world, unite!’
By Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels
These famous words embody the radical vision laid out by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the Communist Manifesto, published in 1848, as revolutions swept across Europe. A call to arms for the working class, the Manifesto concisely explains the Marxist analysis of capitalism - and why it needs to be overthrown.
Included in this edition is the March Address, a speech by Marx and Engels to the Communist League in 1850, explaining that the bourgeoisie and middle classes could not be trusted, and that the working class had to organise its own emancipation.
The Manifesto has become one of the most cherished books of all time, serving as a valuable introduction to socialist politics for countless radicals and revolutionaries. With capitalism sinking further into crisis today, its ideas are more important than ever. Combined with the March Address, it offers a starting point for understanding capitalist society and how it can be defeated.