The Communist Manifesto

The Communist Manifesto

The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Marx and Engels in 1848, begins: “A spectre is Haunting Europe – the spectre of Communism.” Today this spectre, or ghost, is once again rising.


Young people in particular are asking – what is the alternative to capitalism? The Manifesto of the Communist Party, written by Marx and Engels, summarises the basic ideas of Marxism and remains an inspiration today.

This Introduction (linked below) very briefly looks at some of the most fundamental themes of the Manifesto. It attempts to address questions which have arisen in the course of modern struggles against capitalism, and against the oppression and the brutal wars which inevitably arise from capitalism.

We provide answers to some frequently asked questions about the Marxist ideas proclaimed in the Manifesto.

Introduction –


Manifesto of the Communist Party –

Links: This section is about Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto. For the Socialist Party’s manifesto click here, which is updated regularly, and is not to be confused with the Communist Manifesto discussed here.


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