At the excellent Dangerous Ideas festival last weekend, we caught up with David Harvey, acclaimed scholar of Marx’s Capital and urban theory. He was kind enough to sign two copies of our lovely edition of The Communist Manifesto, which features a 30 page introduction by him.
We are posting 5 questions related to Marx, Engels and The Communist Manifesto. All you have to do is correctly answer each question and send your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please only email us once you have all the answers. The first two people to answer correctly will win a signed copy (plus some other Pluto goodies which we will throw in!).
We posted the first questions on Wednesday:
QUESTION 1: In which newspaper was The Communist Manifesto first serialised?
QUESTION 2: An early translation of The Communist Manifesto referred to a ‘frightful hobgoblin’ – what was the hobgoblin doing?
Here is the second round of questions:
QUESTION 3: Name one of the ‘utopian socialists’ as described in The Communist Manifesto.
QUESTION 4: According to the manifesto, what is the only thing which proletarians of all countries have to lose?
The final question will be posted on Monday.
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Introduction by David Harvey
Beautiful edition of Marx and Engels’ classic manifesto, introduced by renowned social theorist David Harvey.
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“An integral and systematic exposition of [Marx’s] doctrine … the best to this day.” – Lenin
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Frantz Fanon. Forewords by Homi K. Bhabha and Ziauddin Sardar
A devastating account of the feelings of inadequacy experienced by previously colonised people in a white world.
“One feels a brilliant, vivid and hurt mind walking the thin line that separates effective outrage from despair.” – New York Times
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