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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

Marx and Engels

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels, Sketch, L. V. Kozlov, USSR 1973

Karl Marx was born May 5, 1818.

From a Soviet postcard blurb about Marx & Engels.

Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels are the founders of scientific communism, brilliant thinkers, fiery revolutionaries, teachers and leaders of the world working class, founders of the First International. Their names are inextricably linked with the revolutionary proletarian movement. Marx and Engels showed the historical role of the proletariat, substantiated the inevitability of the death of capitalism and the triumph of communism. They made the greatest revolution in the public consciousness of humanity, they turned socialism from a utopia into a true science.

Marx and Engels laid out the foundations of their worldview in the Communist Manifesto, which was published in 1848. The ideas of the "Manifesto" were further developed in the subsequent works of Marx and Engels, especially in "Capital", on which Marx worked for almost forty years and which he considered the main work of his life.

Marx and Engels openly, before the whole world, outlined a clear program for the struggle of the proletariat and its militant vanguard, the Communist Party.

“The Communists disdain to conceal their views and aims” says the final part of the Communist Manifesto. “They openly declare that their goals can be achieved only through the forcible overthrow of the entire existing social order. Let the ruling classes tremble before the Communist Revolution. The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.



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