The Communist Manifesto Illustrated (2010, Red Quill)

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  • #81119
    jondwhite
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    Just spotted The Communist Manifesto Illustrated (2010, Red Quill) which looks like a great book to appeal to younger readers and graphic novel fans.

    Toronto Sun report

    http://www.torontosun.com/news/weird/2010/12/29/16703416.html

    Youtube trailer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lCnx96laCv0

    Official site

    http://redquillbooks.com/

     

    #87772
    DJP
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    Here’s the 1934 illustrated version of ‘Capital’http://graphicwitness.org/contemp/marxtitle.htm

    #87773
    jondwhite
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    http://www.theecosocialist.com/1/post/2012/08/marx-meets-manga-japanese-publishing-sensation-now-available-in-english.html
    Also Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners, Michael Wayne. Illustrated by Sungyoon Choi 

    #87774
    ALB
    Keymaster

    The original Japanese manga was reviewed in the July 2009 Socialist Standard here (scroll down to the last item):http://www.worldsocialism.org/spgb/socialist-standard/2000s/2009/no-1259-july-2009/book-reviews

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    Also Marx’s Das Kapital For Beginners, Michael Wayne. Illustrated by Sungyoon Choi

    This is reviewed in the September Standard out tomorrow or Monday.

    #87775
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The 1930s one is fascinating – never knew this existed!

    #87776
    Hud955
    Participant

    Wow!  I want one!

    #87777
    J Surman
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    Hud955 wrote:
    Wow!  I want one!

    Well you can have one!www.abebooks.co.uk have them from various independent booksellers (this one seems to be all from the US).Starting price £130.48 + shipping of £10.77. Cheap at half the price?

    #87778
    Hud955
    Participant

    Umm.  I don’t want one.

    #87779
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Some members may be a little offended as the Communist Manifesto advocates reforms :)

    #87780
    ALB
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    TheOldGreyWhistle wrote:
    Some members may be a little offended as the Communist Manifesto advocates reforms :)

    Actually, strictly speaking, the 10 points in the Communist Manifesto were not reforms to be implemented within capitalism but measures to be adopted in what we can now see was the highly unlikely (not to say impossible) event of the Communist League of Germany winning political control there in 1848. The criticism that could be made of them (besides being based on an unrealistic, and unrealisable, assumption) was that they amounted to a programme for state capitalism even if under democratic control. Maybe that was all socialists could advocate as the way forward when conditions were not yet ripe for socialism. Fortunately we are now living in 2012 not 1848 and that dilemma has long ceased to exist.

    #87781
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    ALB wrote:
    TheOldGreyWhistle wrote:
    Some members may be a little offended as the Communist Manifesto advocates reforms :)

    Actually, strictly speaking, the 10 points in the Communist Manifesto were not reforms to be implemented within capitalism but measures to be adopted in what we can now see was the highly unlikely (not to say impossible) event of the Communist League of Germany winning political control there in 1848. The criticism that could be made of them (besides being based on an unrealistic, and unrealisable, assumption) was that they amounted to a programme for state capitalism even if under democratic control. Maybe that was all socialists could advocate as the way forward when conditions were not yet ripe for socialism. Fortunately we are now living in 2012 not 1848 and that dilemma has long ceased to exist.

    What changed between 1848 and 1904? 

    #87782
    HollyHead
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    TheOldGreyWhistle wrote:
    What changed between 1848 and 1904? 

     The development of a capability to produce an abundance of wealth?

    #87783
    Anonymous
    Inactive
    HollyHead wrote:
    TheOldGreyWhistle wrote:
    What changed between 1848 and 1904? 

     The development of a capability to produce an abundance of wealth?

    If socialism wasn’t possible in 1848 why advocate it?

    #87784
    Hud955
    Participant

    Because, one day (quite soon) it would be – once the powers of production had been raised to an adequate level.  In the meantime other measures could be taken (so M and E argued)  hence the interim arrangements proposed in section three of the Manifesto.

    #87785
    ALB
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