The Marx/Engels Internet Archive Who were Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels?
How did they articulate the foundations of one of the most important ideologies of the last century?
Explore this exhaustive but well-organized archive of their letters, writings, and images (maintained by Marxists.org) to understand not only the theories, but the personalities behind the hammer and sickle.
Report broken link The Wealth of Nations Eager to know how capitalism got off the ground?
Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels turned the world upside down.
Until the publication of their 1848 Communist Manifesto, much of the western world followed a course where individuals owned private property, business enterprises, and the profits that resulted from wise investments.
These laws of supply and demand work in a cycle to control prices and keep them from getting too high or too low.
Karl Marx, the 19th century father of communism, was outraged by the growing gap between rich and poor.
Their main goal is to narrow, not totally eliminate, the gap between the rich and the poor.
The government, they say, has a responsibility to redistribute wealth to make society more fair and just.