Topic 1 – Introduction to Marxism

Who were Marx and Engels and what did they say?

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles.”

Karl Marx & Frederich Engels, The Communist Manifesto, 1848


Reading 1: Marx the Revolutionary (MWT)


Reading 2: The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism (Lenin)


Reading 3: Ninety Years of the Communist Manifesto (Trotsky)


Reading 4: The Communist Manifesto, Chapters 1 & 2 (Marx & Engels)


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