The Story of Marxism and Communism Author:Katharine Savage "Workers of all lands unite!" — With that call to arms in 1848, Karl Marx brought his Communist Manifesto to a close, at the same time proclaiming a new age in history. While philosophers from Plato and Sir Thomas More to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson had previously envisioned various ideal societies, non had so effectively reconciled in theory ... more »the dream and reality of freedom for all men as Karl Marx. With his concept of the classless society - to be won by the proletariat's total overthrow of capitalism- Marx, in the words of his lifelong associate Friedrich Engels, "discovered the law of the development of human history."
In this volume, author Katharine Savage explores the events and ideas that fostered philosophy, and goes on to examine the evolution of Marxism from its beginnings through the Russian Revolution to such present-day phnomena as the Berlin Wall and the Red Guard. While describing the significant moments in the history of proletarian revolustion, the text also discusses communism's important personalities from Lenin, Trotsky, Stalin, and Khrushchev to Mao, Tito, Castro, and other major Marxist exponents of the present day.« less