Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works, Volume 40

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International Publishers, 1975 - Economics - 780 pages
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For the first time their writings are being made fully available in English, including manuscripts not published during their lifetime, their correspondence as well as supplementary notes, outlines and projects. Fully annotated and with bibliographical data and indexes. The set will be 50 volumes.Correspondence 1856-60.

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Marx to Engels 18 January
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Marx to Engels 12 February
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Described as one of the most influential figures in human history, Karl Marx was a German philosopher and economist who wrote extensively on the benefits of socialism and the flaws of free-market capitalism. His most notable works, Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto (the latter of which was co-authored by his collaborator Friedrich Engels), have since become two of history's most important political and economic works. Marxism--the term that has come to define the philosophical school of thought encompassing Marx's ideas about society, politics and economics--was the foundation for the socialist movements of the twentieth century, including Leninism, Stalinism, Trotskyism, and Maoism. Despite the negative reputation associated with some of these movements and with Communism in general, Marx's view of a classless socialist society was a utopian one which did not include the possibility of dictatorship. Greatly influenced by the philosopher G. W. F. Hegel, Marx wrote in radical newspapers from his young adulthood, and can also be credited with founding the philosophy of dialectical materialism. Marx died in London in 1883 at the age of 64.

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