Marx & Engels Collected Works Vol 23

Marx and Engels:1871-1874

Jun 1988

Volume 23 contains pamphlets, articles, documents of the First International, and other works by Marx and Engels, written between October 1871 and July 1874.  These materials reflect the comprehensive development of the Marxist world outlook in the last years of the First International which laid the basis for the existence of national independent working class parties.  The contents of this volume are of fundamental importance of the development of Marxist political thought, including the Marxist theory of the state, the tactics of the class struggle under capitalism, and the prerequisites for working class political power.  These, and other major themes, are discussed in the texts contained in this volume which include the Preface to the German edition of the Communist Manifesto (1872), the articles “Political Indifferentism” (by Marx) and “On Authority” (by Engels), and the writings by Marx and Engels on the Paris Commune in which they draw theoretical lessons of fundamental importance to the working-class movement.