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Critique of the Gotha Program | Study Guide

Karl Marx

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Overview

Author

Karl Marx

Year Published

1891

Type

Essay

Genre

Argument, Economics, Political Science

At a Glance

Karl Marx wrote Critique of the Gotha Program in 1875. The essay responds to the political platform the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany adopted in the city of Gotha. The brief essay reveals many of Marx's ideas on topics including the dictatorship of the proletariat, revolutionary struggle, and people's role in a communist society. A communist society is one in which workers own the means of production and traditional government structures no longer exist. Marx's friend and collaborator Frederich Engels (1820–95) published the essay after Marx's death. The essay remains a brief but powerful text that contains what Marx envisioned for a communist future.

Perspective and Narrator

Critique of the Gotha Program is narrated in the first person by the author who occasionally uses third-person narration when addressing other people's political ideas.

About the Title

Critique of the Gotha Program refers to the Gotha Program which is a political platform that the Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany (SDP) published in early 1875. The SDP released its platform in Gotha, Germany.

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