Monthly Archives: February 2018

  1. The Birth of the Communist Manifesto
    21
    Feb

    The Birth of the Communist Manifesto

    In 1848, Karl Marx and Fredrich Engels published a short pamphlet on behalf of the Communist League. Marx and Engels, both young men at that time, were tasked by the League to produce a document that would define their current situation and propose a communist path forward. This is what they did. Their text - The Communist Manifesto - arrived at a propitious time. Not long after the publication of the Manifesto on February 21, 1848, workers and peasants as well as sections of the middle class..
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  2. "He spoke truth to and about the Power"- P. Sainath on John Reed
    08
    Feb

    "He spoke truth to and about the Power"- P. Sainath on John Reed

    We, at LeftWord Books, recently published John Reed's "stirring eyewitness account" of the Russian Revolution, 'Ten Days That Shook the World' with an introduction by one of India's finest journalists and public intellectuals P. Sainath. In Howard Zinn's words, Reed "made history come alive for the readers of popular magazines and impoverished radical monthlies" through his journalistic work in the times preceding and during the First World War when warmongering and binary narratives were the ..
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