Short Paper 2 - Short Essay #2 The Communist Manifesto PHIL...

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Short Essay #2 –  The Communist Manifesto PHIL 002 “Windows” Users of the World, Unite! The Communist Manifesto , written by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in  1848, is considered one of the most powerful and influential political documents  in the history of modern politics. The influence, according to Marx, of the  bourgeois is something that I believe can be compared to many things in today’s  society.  The Communist Manifesto  has carried its message through decades,  and its effect can still be seen today, a prime example being the seeming  monopoly in Microsoft.   The Communist Manifesto  sets forth a set of rules, for an “advanced  country” to abide by to achieve social harmony (Marx and Engels 1848). A few of  these demands, among others are:  The abolition of both land ownership and of  the right to inheritance, a progressive income tax, universal education,  centralization of the means of communication and transport under state  management, and the expansion of the means of production owned by the state  (Marx and Engels 1848). The Manifesto goes on to argue that the class struggle 
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PHIL 002 taught by Professor Eimer,sarad. during the Fall '07 term at Pennsylvania State University, University Park.

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Short Paper 2 - Short Essay #2 The Communist Manifesto PHIL...

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