Discussion Questions covering Marx and Engels – The Communist Manifesto1.One of the questions in our first paper was whether or not private property is a justifiable right. Would Marx believe that private property is a justifiable right or not?2.What does Marx mean when he says that religion and philosophy are material experiences?3.Does Marx believe that a member of the proletariat can rise into the bourgeoisie? What does this say about modern society?4.Marx suggests that history is shaped by economic relations alone. Do you agree? What about religion and individuals? What other things could shape history?5.Page 84 has a list of what need to happen-what do you think about 2, 4, 8 and 10?6.Is today more or less stratified in terms of socioeconomic classes than in Marx's time? Why? What does this say about the future?7.In Das Kapital, Marx states that religion is the "opiate of the masses," which seems to echo his idea of superstructures in the Manifesto. Do you agree? Why? Also, is Communism necessarily anti-religion? Is religion anti-Communism?
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