The Communist Manifesto is a pamphlet that refuses to die. As incendiary as the day it was published, Paul Vernell unpacks this founding document
V ernell, Paulhttp://www.counterfire.org/theory/18272-key-texts-the-communist-manifesto
Date Written: 08/04/2016
Year Published: 2016
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX19306
The striking thing about re-reading Marx's Communist Manifesto is how each time you return to it, it seems more not less relevant than the last time. Chillingly, it seems to be describing the globalised, war-torn, crisis-ridden world of the 21st century. In many ways this is because it is a document ahead of its time, whist being firmly rooted in it. Its predictive power and vision are central to its resonance.