The Manifesto Of The Communist Party Essay

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The Manifesto of the Communist Party:
Social Stratification and the Division of Power

There may arguably be an intrinsic need for man to contrive new methods of explaining and understanding the nature of human interactions. As dictatorships transition into democracies, as human rights systematically gain importance in society, and as the ways in which people interact and exchange power transform, so does this transition render once universally accepted understandings of human interaction contextually irrelevant. Particularly, man has struggled with the facet of human interaction encompassing the division and breadth of power. Simply put: where does power lie, and why? One man of many who has attempted to formulate and capture that human political struggle in writing was Karl Marx. Marx’s rhetoric resonated the indivisible nature of politics, economy, and social division. Unlike other political theorists I believe a number of Marx’s ideologies can stand the test of time and social context. Marxist ideas have brought about branches of socialist thought that inspired many revolutionist politicians: from Trotsky and Lenin, to Castro and Mao. Marx’s critiques are still considered in the interpretation and execution of modern law. All in all, these ideas were spread through Marxist literature and interpreted by the aforementioned dictators to their own individual capacities, and are valuable to be dissected in our own individual understandings. Marx and Friedrich Engel’s…

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