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"A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing. But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties." -- Karl Marx
Karl Heinrich Marx (May 5, 1818 — March 14, 1883) was a German philosopher, political economist, historian, political theorist, sociologist, communist, and revolutionary, whose ideas played a significant role in the development of modern communism and socialism. Marx summarized his approach in the first line of chapter one of The Communist Manifesto, published in 1848: "The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles."

Marx argued that capitalism, like previous socioeconomic systems, would inevitably produce internal tensions which would lead to its destruction. Just as capitalism replaced feudalism, he believed socialism would, in its turn, replace capitalism, and lead to a stateless, classless society called pure communism. This would emerge after a transitional period called the "dictatorship of the proletariat": a period sometimes referred to as the "workers state" or "workers' democracy". In section one of The Communist Manifesto Marx describes feudalism, capitalism, and the role internal social contradictions play in the historical process:
We see then: the means of production and of exchange, on whose foundation the bourgeoisie built itself up, were generated in feudal society. At a certain stage in the development of these means of production and of exchange, the conditions under which feudal society produced and exchanged ... the feudal relations of property became no longer compatible with the already developed productive forces; they became so many fetters. They had to be burst asunder; they were burst asunder. Into their place stepped free competition, accompanied by a social and political constitution adapted in it, and the economic and political sway of the bourgeois class. A similar movement is going on before our own eyes ... The productive forces at the disposal of society no longer tend to further the development of the conditions of bourgeois property; on the contrary, they have become too powerful for these conditions, by which they are fettered, and so soon as they overcome these fetters, they bring order into the whole of bourgeois society, endanger the existence of bourgeois property.


Marx argued for a systemic understanding of socio-economic change. He argued that the structural contradictions within capitalism necessitate its end, giving way to socialism:
The development of Modern Industry, therefore, cuts from under its feet the very foundation on which the bourgeoisie produces and appropriates products. What the bourgeoisie, therefore, produces, above all, are its own grave-diggers. Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.
—(The Communist Manifesto)


On the other hand, Marx argued that socio-economic change occurred through organized revolutionary action. He argued that capitalism will end through the organized actions of an international working class: "Communism is for us not a state of affairs which is to be established, an ideal to which reality will have to adjust itself. We call communism the real movement which abolishes the present state of things. The conditions of this movement result from the premises now in existence."

While Marx remained a relatively obscure figure in his own lifetime, his ideas and the ideology of Marxism began to exert a major influence on workers' movements shortly after his death. This influence gained added impetus with the victory of the Bolsheviks in the Russian October Revolution in 1917, and few parts of the world remained significantly untouched by Marxian ideas in the course of the twentieth century. Marx is typically cited, with Émile Durkheim and Max Weber, as one of the three principal architects of modern social science.

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Total Books: 948
The Communist Manifesto
2017 - The Communist Manifesto (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780745399379
ISBN-10: 0745399371
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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Wage Labour and Capital
2017 - Wage Labour and Capital (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781520337913
ISBN-10: 1520337914
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Art of War / The Prince / Manifesto of the Communist Party
2016 - The Art of War / the Prince / Manifesto of the Communist Party [The Great Currents of Thought. - Volume 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781540762498
ISBN-10: 1540762491
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Communist Manifesto / The April Theses
2016 - The Communist Manifesto / the April Theses (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781784786908
ISBN-10: 178478690X
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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The Communist Manifesto Manifesto of the Communist Party
The Communist Manifesto Illustrated All Four Parts
Manifiesto Comunista
2016 - Manifiesto Comunista [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781535111904
ISBN-10: 1535111909
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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La Sagrada Familia
2016 - La Sagrada Familia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781534778535
ISBN-10: 1534778535
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Marx  Engels On Colonies Industrial Monopoly and the Working Class Movement
El Manifiesto Comunista The Communist Manifesto
2015 - El Manifiesto Comunista the Communist Manifesto [Spanish edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519205797
ISBN-10: 1519205791
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Das Kommunistische Manifest The Communist Manifesto
2015 - Das Kommunistische Manifest the Communist Manifesto [German edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781519207791
ISBN-10: 1519207794
Genres: Reference, Politics & Social Sciences
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Communist Manifesto  - Chapter Four The Communists
2015 - Communist Manifesto - Chapter Four the Communists [Illustrated] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781926958095
ISBN-10: 1926958098
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Politics & Social Sciences
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Capital A Critique of Political Economy
2015 - Capital a Critique of Political Economy (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781518660474
ISBN-10: 1518660479
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Capital A Critique of Political Economy The Process of Capitalist Production
Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right
2015 - Critique of Hegel's Philosophy of Right (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781515379423
ISBN-10: 1515379426
Genres: History, Politics & Social Sciences
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The Manifesto of the Communist Party
2015 - The Manifesto of the Communist Party (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781511527910
ISBN-10: 1511527919
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Manifesto Of The Communist Party
2015 - Manifesto of the Communist Party (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781514814543
ISBN-10: 1514814544
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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Manifesto of the Communist Party Unabridged Edition
2015 - Manifesto of the Communist Party Unabridged Edition (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781511564120
ISBN-10: 1511564121
Genre: Politics & Social Sciences
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El Capital Tomo I
2015 - El Capital Tomo I [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781507800621
ISBN-10: 1507800622
Genres: Business & Money, Politics & Social Sciences
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A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy
2015 - A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781507768204
ISBN-10: 1507768206
Genre: History
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2013 - El Manifiesto Comunista [Ilustrados - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Manifeste Du Parti Communiste [French Edition] (Paperback)
2013 - Capital Critica Da Economia Politica Livro 1 [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2012 - Critica Do Programa De Gotha [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2012 - Lutas De Classe Na Franca [Em Portugues do Brasil] (Paperback)
2011 - Ecrits Philosophiques [French Edition] (Paperback)
2011 - Carlos Marx Y Federico Engels Textos Escogidos [Biblioteca Marxista - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2011 - El Manifi Esto Comunista - Captulo Dos La Burguesa [Ilustrado - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Le Chapitre VI [French Edition] (Paperback)
2010 - Revolution and War [Penguin Great Ideas] (Paperback)Paperback
2010 - The Revolutions of 1848 Political Writings [Vol. 1 - Marx's Political Writings] (Hardcover)Paperback
2010 - The First International and After Political Writings [Vol. 3 - Marx's Political Writings] (Hardcover)Paperback
2010 - Surveys From Exile Political Writings [Vol. 2 - Marx's Political Writings] (Hardcover)Paperback
2010 - The Poverty of Philosophy [Classic Reprint] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2010 - Liudvig Feierbakh S Prilozheniiami [Russian Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Capital [Volume 2] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Zur Judenfrage [German Edition] (Paperback)
2009 - Misre De La Philosophie [French Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Manifiesto Del Partido Comunista [spanish edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Locke (Paperback)
2008 - Le Capital [French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Dieciocho Brumario De Luis Bonaparte [Biblioteca Marxista - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Las Luchas De Clases En Francia De 1848 a 1850 [Biblioteca Marxista - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Capital Livres 1 2 3 [Folio Essais - French Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Capital an Abridged Edition [Oxford World's Classics] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Los Debates De La Dieta Renana/ Discussions of Renana Diet [Dimension Clasica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - O Manifesto Comunista [Xerais Peto. De Liberacions] (Paperback)
2007 - Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 [Dover Books on Western Philosophy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2006 - The Essential Marx [Dover Books on Western Philosophy] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Manifiesto Comunista/ Communist Manifest [Ciencia Sociales / Social Science - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Collected Works Correspondence V 50 [Collected Works of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
2003 - El Dieciocho Brumario De Luis Bonaparte / the 18 Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte [El Libro De Bolsillo-Ciencias Sociales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - El Capital/ the Capital [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - The Wisdom of Karl Marx [Wisdom Library] (Paperback)
2001 - El Capital Libro Primero Vol 1 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Collected Works Vol 48 [Collected Work of Marx & Engel] (Hardcover)
1999 - Marx on Suicide [Psychosocial Issues] (Paperback)Hardcover
1999 - The Communist Manifesto with Related Documents [Bedford Series in History and Culture] (Hardcover)
1999 - The Communist Manifesto with Related Documents [The Bedford Series in History and Culture] (Paperback)
1998 - The German Ideology Including Thesis on Feuerbach [Great Books in Philosophy] (Paperback)
1998 - Collected Works Capital Pt 3 [Collected Works of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
1998 - Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
1997 - Collected Works Capital Pt 2 [Collected Works of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
1997 - Studienausgabe [German Edition] (Paperback)
1996 - Collected Works Karl Marx Capital Vol II [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
1996 - Marx Later Political Writings [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
1995 - The Collected Works [v. 47] (Hardcover)
1995 - Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works Engels 1883-86 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1994 - Marx Early Political Writings [Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought] (Hardcover)Paperback
1989 - Collected Works [v. 30] (Hardcover)
1987 - Marx Selections [The Great Philosophers Series] (Paperback)
1987 - Collected Works Capital Pt 1 [Collected Works of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
1987 - Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1870-71 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
1981 - Capital V 3 [Pelican] (Paperback)
1981 - Basic Writings Politics P [Fontana Classics of History] (Other)
1980 - El Capital De Karl Marx [síntesis] (Other)
1979 - Kapital Das [Everyman's Library] (Hardcover)Paperback
1978 - On Dialectical Materialism [Anthologies of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1978 - Hague Congress of the First International [Anthologies of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
1977 - Critique of Hegel's 'philosophy of Right' [Cambridge Studies in the History and Theory of Politics] (Paperback)Hardcover
1975 - Early Writings [Marx Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1974 - On Society and Social Change [Heritage of Society] (Paperback)Paperback
1973 - Political Writings Surveys From Exile V 2 [The Pelican Marx Library] (Paperback)Hardcover
1973 - Political Writings the Revolutions of 1848 V 1 [The Pelican Marx Library] (Paperback)Paperback
1973 - Capital V 1 [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
1973 - Capital V 2 [Everyman Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
1972 - Early Texts [Political Texts] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
1972 - The Ethnological Notebooks of Karl Marx [Studies of Morgan, Phear, Maine, Lubbock] (Other)Hardcover
1971 - On the Paris Commune [Anthologies of Marx & Engels] (Paperback)
1970 - German Ideology Part 1 and Selections From Parts 2 and 3 [German Ideology Selections from Pts 2 3] (Paperback)Paperback
1968 - Oeuvres T2 [French Edition] (Other)
1963 - Oeuvres T1 [French Edition] (Other)
Karl Marx Essential Writings [The Essential writings of the great philosophers] (Other)
Marx and Engels on Law [Law, State, and Society Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
On Economics [Pelican S.] (Paperback)
Oeuvres Vol 4 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Political Writings [The Pelican Marx library] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Surveys From Exile [His Political writings, v. 2] (Hardcover)Paperback
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1856-58 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1858-60 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1859-60 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1857-62 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1861-64 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1864-68 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1867-70 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1874-83 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Marx and Engels Collected Works 1882-89 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works 1857-61 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx and Frederick Engels Collected Works [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Collected Works 1844-1851 Marx Engels [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Collected Works 1852-1855 Marx and Engels [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Collected Works 1856-1859 Marx and Engels [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels Collected Works 1860-64 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engles Collected Works [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works Engels 1890-92 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Frederick Engels Collected Works Engels 1892-95 [Karl Marx, Frederick Engels: Collected Works] (Hardcover)
Oeuvres Vol 1 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Oeuvres Vol 2 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
Oeuvres Vol 3 [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade] (Other)
First Indian War of Independence [Anthologies of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
Selected Correspondence [Anthologies of Marx & Engels] (Hardcover)
First International [Anthologies of Marx & Engels - v. 1] (Hardcover)
Notebook on the Paris Commune Press Excerpts Notes [Independent Socialist clippingbooks] (Other)
La Interna Milito En Francio [La Pariza Komunumo; in Esperanto] (Paperback)
Euvres [Bibliotheque de la Pleiade - French Edition] (Other)
Sur La Question Juive [French Edition] (Paperback)
Der Briefwechsel [DTV reprint - German Edition] (Other)
Die Fruhschriften [Kroners Taschenausgabe - German Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Fruhe Schriften [His Werke, Schriften ; Bd. 1 - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Politische Schriften [His Werke, Schriften ; Bd. 3 - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Uber Religion Und Emanzipation [Protestantismus und Sozialismus ; Bd. 1, 2 - German Edition] (Other)
Mathematische Manuskripte [Scriptor Taschenbucher : Sozialwissenschaften ; S 10 - German Edition] (Hardcover)
Karl Marx Gemalde [German Edition] (Hardcover)
Aufzeichnungen Uber Die Rumanen Excerpthefte [Berichte und Studien der Hanns-Seidel-Stiftung e.V. Munchen - German Edition] (Other)
Makesi En'gesi Shu XIn Lun Zhe Xue [Mandarin Chinese Edition] (Other)
Antologia Sistematica De Marx [Agora - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Escorpion Y Felix [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Poemas [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Simon Bolivar [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
O Capital [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Ideologia Alema [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
O 18 Brumario De Luis Bonaparte [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Misria Da Filosofia [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
Manifesto Comunista [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Other)
Manifestos Comunistas [Em Portuguese do Brasil] (Paperback)
El Capital Critica De La Economia Poliitca [Biblioteca del Pensamiento Socialista] (Paperback)