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The Communist Manifesto - Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

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               MANIFESTO OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY
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[From the English edition of 1888, edited by Friedrich Engels]

                                 {Transcribed by allen lutins   
                            with assistance from Jim Tarzia}

   A spectre is haunting Europe -- the spectre of Communism.  
All the Powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to
exorcise this spectre: Pope and Czar, Metternich and Guizot,
French Radicals and German police-spies.

Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as
Communistic by its opponents in power?   Where the Opposition  
that has not hurled back the branding reproach of Communism,  
against the more advanced opposition parties, as well as against
its reactionary adversaries?

Two things result from this fact.

I.  Communism is already acknowledged by all European Powers 
to be itself a Power.

II.  It is high time that Communists should openly, in the
face of the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their
tendencies, and meet this nursery tale of the Spectre of
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