Friedrich Engels + Karl Marx + Slavoj Žižek

Das Kommunistische Manifest. Die verspätete Aktualität des Kommunistischen Manifests

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ISBN: 978-3-596-70241-1

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192 Pages,
publishing house:
FISCHER Taschenbuch
publication date:
22.02.2018
ISBN 978-3-596-70241-1

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The text of the original Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels with a new text by Slavoj Žižek on the ‘late relevance of the Communist Manifesto’.

At the turn of the year 1847/48 the Union of Communists charged Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels wtih drafting a manifesto that laid out the essential principles of communism. No other Marxist text has come close to achieving the fame of the Manifesto. It has been translated into over 100 languages, and quotations such as ‘Workers of the world, unite!’ have gained the status of proverbs.
This edition of the original text by Marx and Engels comes with an essay by the renowned philosopher and cultural critic Slavoj Žižek. He examines the Manifesto’s relevance today, studies the main ideas of Marxism and assesses which of them remain important to this day and which we should discard. Marxism may have failed as a solution, but communism lives on as the description of a problem – the problem of the ‘commons’ in every sense of the term.




About Friedrich Engels + Karl Marx + Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek was born in 1949 and is a philosopher, psychoanalyst and cultural critic. He teaches Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee and is currently International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in London. His many books have been translated into over 20 languages. His most recent publications for S. Fischer Verlag include the German translations of Absolute Recoil: Towards a New Foundation of Dialectical Materialism (2016),Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism (2015), Event: A Philosophical Journey Through a Concept (2014) and The Year of Dreaming Dangerously (2013).

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