One can wonder about the joke with yet another release of The Communist Manifesto by young Marx & Engels from 1848 (Central Committee, translated by Leif Høghaug, 2016). The text also came in Norwegian translation in 2000 and has been published in several versions before that. So, without preface or afterword, here, far from the oppressed workers of the third world – what is the motivation?
Let me first mention the Communist Manifesto's battle plan from London 168 years ago: With a revolution, land was to be expropriated and the state given the land rent. Strong progressive taxation was to be introduced, and the right of inheritance abolished. In addition, property was to be taken from all emigrants and "rebels". Money credit was to be centralized through a national bank with an unrestricted monopoly.
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