The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings: Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao, Gandhi, and Others (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Spanning 3 centuries, this works include such milestone documents as the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), and The Communist Manifesto (1848). Also included are writings by the Russian revolutionaries Lenin and Trotsky, Marat and Danton of the French Revolution, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao, other leading figures in revolutionary thought. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
preventing mankind from seeing any but present inconveniences, they thought not of providing against the future till they presented themselves. In spite of the endeavours of their wisest legislators, the political state remained imperfect, because it was little more than the work of chance; and, being ill begun, tho’ time sufficiently discovered its mistakes, it could never remove its original defects. The work of reparation was constantly repeating, instead of the area being cleared and the old
of Latin America, who have decided to begin to write for themselves, forever, their own odyssey. We see them already walking along those roads, on foot, day after day, in long and endless marches, hundreds of kilometers, until they reach the ruling “Olympus” and wrest back their rights. We see them armed with stones, with sticks, with machetes, here, there, everywhere, daily occupying their lands, and taking root in the land that is theirs and defending it with their lives; we see them carrying
consummate statecraft can enable a King to save his throne when after a long spell of oppressive rule he sets to improving the lot of his subjects. Patiently endured so long as it seemed beyond redress, a grievance comes to appear intolerable once the possibility of removing it crosses men’s minds.”4 Tocqueville’s short book, L’ancien regime et la Revolution, published in 1856, “contains more solid and incontrovertible historical criticism than hundreds of volumes of later date,” writes an
at length matters were carried so far as to be on the point of relapsing into their primitive state of anarchy and confusion. The ambition of the chiefs induced them to profit by these circumstances, to perpetuate their respective offices in their several families: at the same time the people, accustomed to dependence, to ease, the conveniences of life, and already incapable of breaking their fetters, agreed to augment their slavery, in order to secure their tranquility. Thus it was, that
egotistical calculation. It has transformed personal worth into mere exchange value, and substituted for countless dearly-bought chartered freedoms the one and only unconscionable freedom of Free Trade. It has, in one word, replaced an exploitation veiled by religious and political illusions by exploitation open, unashamed, direct, and brutal. The bourgeoisie has stripped of its halo every profession previously venerated and regarded as honourable. It has turned doctor, lawyer, priest, poet, and