Capitalism And Communism: The Communist Manifesto By Karl Marx
Karl Marx has made numerous and vast contributions to sociology. He is largely responsible for the Communist Party which post World War II managed to polarize the world. The stark contrast between Capitalism and Communism created tensions and the Cold War between the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. The Cold War lasted for a near lifetime from 1947 – 1991 and was and ominous backdrop for anyone coming of age during those years. Marx worked with Friedrich Engles to write the Communist Manifesto which was the most important text in this ideology (CES, n.d.).
Marx’s theory is largely dependent on the existence of a lower and upper class. He believed that class struggle would be the fuel of revolution in a capitalist nation. Our text mentions that once