Conference Notes #4 Tiger Zheng
The Communist Manifestso
Opens with alluding to a spectre of communism
o Refers to the imminence and omnipresence of it
o He further states that the older more established classes of society
(that is, the bourgeoisie, clergy, and ) are working against communism
because it threatens to change their way of life.
o Believes that communists should openly espouse their doctrine, so
that it would no longer be considered a misunderstood “spectre”.
Believes that capitalism pits to classes against one another:
o The proletariat – the working class, essentially provides the labour
capital to the corporate machine.
Competition between the proletariat drives down the wages
and working conditions, which is conducive to advancing the
o The bourgeoisie – the “owne