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MSL Reading #41 -- Manifesto of the Communist Party

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Malcolm Mac Kinnon

Manifesto of the Communist Party Reading 41: pg 468-473 Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels - Marx and Engels foresaw the ride of global capitalism - Both sociologists viewed the history of class struggles as the oppressor versus the oppressed, standing in constant opposition to one another, carrying out an uninterrupted fight that ended in a revolutionary reconstitution of society at large or in the common ruin of the contending classes. - The arrangement of society takes on various orders (gradation), for example, in ancient Rome there were patricians, knights, plebeians, and slaves. - Society as a whole is more and more splitting up into two great classes: Bourgeoisie and Proletariat. Bourgeoisie: Marxism defines the bourgeoisie as the social class that owns the means of production in a capitalist society. Marxists view the bourgeoisie as emerging from the wealthy urban classes in pre- and early capitalist societies. (Wikipedia) - the manufacturing system took place of the feudal system of industry; division of labor in every business became more common than the labor division of classes - steam and machinery revolutionized industrial production - Modern Industry, the place of industrial middle, established the world-market for wh
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