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A Communist Manifesto

Can Karl Marx still show us some ways forward 168 years after the book came out?

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?

La meg først nevne Det kommunistiske manifestets slagplan fra London for 168 år siden: Med revolusjon skulle man ekspropriere grunneiendommen og la staten få grunnrenten. Sterk progressiv beskatning skulle innføres, og arveretten avskaffes. Dessuten skulle man ta eiendom fra samtlige emigranter og «opprørere». Pengekreditt skulle sentraliseres gjennom en nasjonalbank med uinnskrenket . . .

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Truls Liehttp: /www.moderntimes.review/truls-lie
Editor-in-chief in MODERN TIMES. See previous articles by Lie i Le Monde diplomatique (2003–2013) and Morgenbladet (1993-2003) See also part video work by Lie here.

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