The Communist Manifesto and Other Revolutionary Writings: Marx, Marat, Paine, Mao, Gandhi, and Others (Dover Thrift Editions)
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Spanning 3 centuries, this works include such milestone documents as the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), and The Communist Manifesto (1848). Also included are writings by the Russian revolutionaries Lenin and Trotsky, Marat and Danton of the French Revolution, Rousseau, Gandhi, Mao, other leading figures in revolutionary thought. Includes a selection from the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
suspending clause we hold on the most precarious of all tenures, his majesty’s will and such of them as suspend themselves till his majesty’s assent be obtained, we have feared, might be called into existence at some future and distant period, when the time and change of circumstances shall have rendered them destructive to his people here. And to render this aggrievance still more oppressive, his majesty by his instructions has laid his governors under such restrictions that they can pass no law
of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate: Let those flatter who fear, it is not an American art. To give praise which is not due might be well from the venal, but would ill beseem those who are asserting the rights of human nature. They know, and will therefore say, that kings are the servants, not the proprietors of the people. Open your breast, sire, to liberal and expanded thought. Let not the name of George the third be a blot in the page of history. You are surrounded by
defended his “treasonous” actions against the government by quoting Rousseau at his judges. He was executed soon after. SOURCE: R. W. Postgate, ed., Revolution from 1789 to 1906 (London: Grant Richards, 1920), 56–57. Analysis of the Doctrine of Babeuf 1. Nature has given to each individual an equal right to the enjoyment of all the goods of life. 2. The end of society is to defend this equality, often assailed by the strong and wicked in the state of nature and to augment, by the
background all classes transmitted from the Middle Ages. We see, therefore, how the modern bourgeoisie is itself the product of a long course of development, of a series of revolutions in the methods of production and exchange. Each step in the evolution of the bourgeoisie was accompanied by a corresponding political progress. An oppressed class under the rule of the feudal lords, an armed and self-governing association in the mediæval commune, here an independent urban republic, there a Third
not the abolition of property in general, but the abolition of bourgeois property. But modern bourgeois private property is the final and most perfect expression of the system of producing and appropriating products based on class antagonism, on the exploitation of one by another. In this sense the Communists can condense their theory into one sentence: abolition of private property. We Communists have been reproached with wishing to abolish personal property acquired by labour; property which