The "Communist Manifesto" Seen Through the Eyes of Karl Marx and Practiced by Other Great Leaders The Communist Manifesto written by Karl Marx and Frederic Engels is one of the most influential books targeted towards communism that has ever been written.This short treatise was published in 1848 and would become one of the most important political influences in European history.Throughout history leaders such as V.I. Lenin and Mao Zedong have followed the foundation laid out by Marx yet have been unsuccessful in establishing such "utopia", and adapted them to different political circumstances to make the government work better.
Marx and Engels bean their treatise with the statement that "the history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle."In his book Karl Marx attempts to explain the evolution of human civilization.The proletarians were the lower strata of the middle class consisting of shopkeepers, trades people, the handicraftsmen, the retired tradesmen and peasants.The bourgeoisie were the upper middle class that consisted of the landlord, the shopkeeper, landowners, politicians, factory owners, etc.They were the e greedy members of the conspiracy of wealth.
The proletariats were considered the working class while the bourgeoisie were the ruling class.Marx said that because of the constant clash between these two classes there would be a fierce and destructive revolution by the proletariats.He predicted that the working class would overthrow the riling class.To Marx, the bourgeoisie is corrupt, callous and egotistical.On the other hand, the proletariats "fight against the bourgeoisie to save from their existence as fractions of the middle class" (19).
The bourgeoisies gets their power by owning land and controlling society with capital.According to Marx those "who work, acquire nothing, and those who acquire anything, do not work"…