Since people always try to debunk the ‘Communist Manifesto’, I’m adding this as a footnote:
Communist Manifesto is printed in
The Naked Communist by W. Cleon Skousen, bio: http://www.skousen2000.com/biography.htm
The Communist Manifesto was written in 1847 by Karl Marx and Friederich Engels when they were invited to join the Federation of Just (later renamed the Communist League). It was adopted by the Federation of Just congress and called the declaration of principles or Manifesto to the World.
Marx and Engels were commissioned into the Federation of Just in Brussels. They announced the New Program of International Communism with a plea for revolution to:
overthrow capitalism, abolition of private property, elimination of the family as a social unit, abolition of all classes, overthrow of all governments and the establishment of a communist order with communal ownership of property.
Karl Marx put all his ideas down in a book called Capital. One of his students, Mikhail Bakunin, smuggled this book back into Russia. Lenin, who embraced the writings, was installed by GERMAN officials after the Tsar was murdered.
I highly recommend reading this book. It is hard to find since it is out of print. It was written as training material for students and the armed forces.
Cal, thank you for the info on the source of the manifesto, I have copied it for later.