{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Communism - Jackman 1 Christie Jackman Hist 1400 Section...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jackman 1 Christie Jackman Hist 1400 Section 022 Karl Trybus 10/27/08 The Evil of Humanity The Webster’s Dictionary defines communism as a form of government in which there is a doctrine that all goods and means of production should be property of the community 1 . In other words in a communist society, there is one person in charge and the rest have no choice but to do as this person says. The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels is a short manifesto that states that there will be a revolution in a matter of time and the result of this revolution will be a communist government. We by Yevgeny Zamyatin is a novel that was written with means of attacking the idea of communism and all of the issues it brings along with it. Although some of the events that occur in Zamyatin’s novel are a little over the top, the manifesto that Marx and Engels wrote underestimates the evil of humanity. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels envisioned a utopia in their manifesto. The manifesto starts out by saying, “The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles 2 .” Marx and Engels believed that class struggles were the reason for any revolution or historical development and the class struggles are made possible by the means of production of that era. They said that in time, a revolution would occur and from it a communist society, or as they thought a utopia, would emerge. Marx and Engels’ definition of communism was, “…Agglomerated population, centralized means of production, and has concentrated property in a few hands…Independent, or but loosely connected provinces, with separate interests, laws, governments, and systems of taxation, became lumped together into one nation, with one government, one code of laws, one
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Jackman 2 national class interest, one frontier and one customs tariff.
Image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern