The Communist Manifesto
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It has since been recognized as one of the world's most influential political manuscripts. Commissioned by the Communist League, it laid out the League's purposes and program. It presents an analytical approach to the class struggle (historical and present) and the problems of capitalism, rather than a prediction of communism's potential future forms.
Marx really lays bare the plight of the working man. Communism has been so demonized by the capitalist world that it is hard to know what is true about it and what is just propaganda. I am glad that I chose to research it myself rather than just blindly accept what I've been told about it.
If you are inclined to read this, take some time and look at the other side as well. Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged" is a perfect example. It is not that man is evil, it is that man can not naturally live in a communist or socialist world. Man is born with free will and as an individual. In order to strive, we must have independence, and a government to protect us from others who violate our individual right. Humans are natural traders... We trade value for value... It is the person who wishes to live off of others that believes in communism and socialism... It is the person who does not believe they are good who ultimately does evil things. Work for yourself and please don't expect me to be an end to your success. Become successful yourself the way every "honest" man does... That is truly good and the complete opposite of evil.
Clever but impossible
The idea itself is completely impractical. Marx makes communism out to be a step forward while it is clearly a step toward a more primitive society. I, personally, am a lover of capitalism. However, I recognize marx's passion and love for society, and the idea, though made impossible by human nature, is thoughtful and clever. While I support capitalism, I think that those who demonize communism as evil have never read and truly understood The Communist Manifesto.