The Communist Manifesto

by: Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

Introduction

1

A spectre is haunting Europe—the spectre of Communism.

2

Where is the party in opposition that has not been decried as communistic by its opponents in power?

3

Communism is already acknowledged by all European powers to be itself a power.

4

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 Communism with a manifesto of the party itself.