Friedrich Engels (1820-1895) moved to England in 1842 to work in his father's Manchester textile firm. After joining the fight against the counter revolution in Germany in 1848 he returned to Manchester and the family business. In subsequent years he provided financial support for Marx and edited the second and third volumes of Capital. He is the author of The Condition of the Working Class in England (1845), and co-author, with Karl Marx, of The Communist Manifesto (1848).
Communism doesn’t work, we are told, but with economic inequality, planetary warming, mass extinctions and corporate autocracies, is Marx and Engels’ Communist Manifesto a handbook for now?Read full article