21.02.

1848: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Publish The Communist Manifesto

1848: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Publish The Communist Manifesto
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Already in the preamble, the Manifesto emphasizes conflict with the ruling powers and states that “all the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this specter of communism: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.”

On this day in London during the revolutionary year 1848, one of the most controversial texts in history, The Communist Manifesto, was published under the joint authorship of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Interestingly, it was originally published in German, in spite of the fact that it was published in London. Already in the preamble, the Manifesto emphasizes conflict with the ruling powers and states that “all the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre of communism: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.” It is interesting that the first European revolution in 1848 – the one in France – broke out only one day after the publication of The Communist Manifesto.

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