Manifesto: Three Classic Essays on how to Change the World

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"Let's be realists, let's dream the impossible." Che Guevara's words summarize the radical vision of the four famous rebels presented in this book: Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto, Rosa Luxemburg's Reform or Revolution and Che Guevara's Socialism and Humanity. Far from being lifeless historical documents, these manifestos for revolution will resonate with a new generation also seeking a better world.

"The world described by Marx and Engels . . . is recognizably the world we live in 150 years later."--Eric Hobsbawm

"Rosa Luxemburg was a brilliant, brave and independent woman, passionately internationalist and antiwar, a believer in the people's 'spontaneity' in the cause of freedom; a woman who saw herself as Marx's philosophical heir."--Adrienne Rich

 

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Contents

Karl Marx Rosa Luxemburg and Che Guevara
1
introduction
11
The Communist Manifesto
27
Reform or Revolution
69
Socialism and Man in Cuba
147
notes on the contributors
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Che Guevara was the legendary Latin American guerrilla fighter who joined the Cuban revolutionary movement that toppled the Batista dictatorship. He played a leading role in the early years of the Cuban Revolution and made an extraordinary and original contribution to Marxist theory. He died at the hands of CIA assassins in Bolivia in 1967. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848 and were founders of the First International Workingmen's Association. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wrote the Communist Manifesto in 1848 and were founders of the First International Workingmen's Association. Rosa Luxemburg was a leader of the German Social Democratic Federation and jailed for her opposition to WWI. She was assassinated in 1919.

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