Critical Analysis Of The Manifesto Of The Communist Party By Karl Marx

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In the Manifesto of the Communist Party (1848), Karl Marx recounted the historical development of the capitalist driven political-economy. Through his critical analysis of European labor politics, Marx explored Germany’s contentious transition from a feudal system into a robust, industrialist enterprise. First, he traced the emergence of the bourgeoisie class. During this time, they controlled the modes of labor production. Economic forces, such as the division of labor, expanded the scope and impact of wage-labor in Europe (Marx 160). Marx’s discussion of the bourgeoisie class focused solely on the influence of the materialist basis. However, he failed to account for the latent psychological forces that also motivated them. Power, imperialist ambition, and coercion drove their pursuit of class domination. How can the proletariat class revolt under the hegemonic capitalist system? What are the strategies Marx outlines for revolution? How can proletariat workers reconcile their declining economic power in the ever-changing international labor market? These fundamental questions undergird Marx’s analysis of class-conflict in 19th-century Germany. Furthermore, Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto can also inform a contemporary understanding of the increasingly complex working-class labor conditions in 21st-century America.
The ascendance of the bourgeoisie class and its control over the modes of production did not arise in vacuum. Marx asserts that “we see, therefore, how the

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