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Chapter 41

Chapter 41 Notes from MAPPING

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

CHAPTER 41Manifesto of the Communist Party Karl Marx Friedrich Engelsy Marx and Engels foresaw the rise of global capitalism they also accurately described exploitive industrial conditions and the oppositional interests of workers and capitalists y Even though Marx and Engels are criticized for not foreseeing the rise of other social agents such as the middle class the government and unions in mediating the conflict between capitalists and workers their theory of class struggle and revolution is still provocative and a source for worldwide social change y Our epoch the epoch of the bourgeoisie possess this distinctive feature It has simplified the class antagonisms society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great hostile camps into two great classes directly facing each other Bourgeoisie and Proletariaty The EastIndian and Chinese markets the colonization of America trade with the colonies the increase in the means of exchange and in commodities generally gave to commerce to navigation to industry an impulse never before known and thereby to the revolutionary element in the tottering feudal society a rapid developmentthe rising of the bourgeoisiey Therefore the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development of a series of revolutions i
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