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Friedrich Engels

In 1820, Friedrich Engels was born in Germany into a wealthy family. Managing a branch of his father's business in Manchester, England, from 1842–1845, Engels became appalled at the poverty of the workers. He wrote his first socialist work, Conditions of the Working Class in England. After their meeting in 1844, Engels and Karl Marx became lifelong colleagues. While co-writing an article with Engels called "The Holy Family," Marx was expelled from France at Prussian insistence. Engels followed him to Belgium. They founded the Communist League in London in 1846 and co-wrote The Communist Manifesto. A month after it was published in 1848, Marx was expelled from Belgium. Engels became a primary financial supporter of the Marx family, returning to work in Germany with his father while Marx lived in England. Prime Minister John Russell had refused to expel Marx or Engels on principles of freedom of thought. Engels' books include Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State. After Marx's death in 1883, Engels edited and translated his writings. According to freethought encyclopedist Joseph McCabe, Engels' acquaintance, Ernest Belfort Bax, called him "the devout Atheist" (A Biographical Dictionary of Modern Rationalists). D. 1895.More:…
år av livet: 28 november 1820 5 augusti 1895


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Its fall and the victory of the proletariat are equally inevitable.

i wonder what Karl would think of today's overly capitalistic society and how most proletariats dont even have false class consciousness anymore but as a collective we dont really do anything (even myself)

i wonder if he thought we would've achieved communism properly by now

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Do you charge us with wanting to stop the exploitation of children by their parents? To this crime we plead guilty.

i love the kinda sarcastic pettiness honestly

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to rescue education from the influence of the ruling class.

this is something again i find interesting, we learn about capitalism, ruling class ideology etc in sociology (and i wouldnt know half the stuff i do today without it) yet we have made no progress towards communism.


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too many big words and says “in other words too much like my driving instructor 😟

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    It was interesting,even though they used different works some of the things that were described are still true

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