"What is globalization? Here is one of the best answers. It is the __constant revolutionizing of production' and the __endless disturbance of all social conditions.' It is __everlasting uncertainty.' Everything __fixed and frozen' is __swept away, ' and __all that is solid melts into air.' Yes, you have read this before. It is from "The Communist Manifesto", by Messrs. Marx and Engels."-"The New York Times" Here, at last, is an authoritative introduction to history's most important political document, with the full text of "The Communist Manifesto" by Marx and Engels. This beautifully organized and presented edition of "The Communist Manifesto" is fully annotated, with clear historical references and explication, additional related texts, and a glossary that will bring the text to life for students, as well as the general reader. Since it was first written in 1848, the "Manifesto" has been translated into more languages than any other modern text. It has been banned, censored, burned, and declared "dead." But year after year, the text only grows more influential, remaining required reading in courses on philosophy, politics, economics, and history. "Apart from Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species"," notes the "Los Angeles Times", the "Manifesto" "is arguably the most important work of nonfiction written in the 19th century." "The Washington Post" calls Marx "an astute critic of capitalism." Writing in "The New York Times", ColumbiaUniversity Professor Steven Marcus describes the "Manifesto" as a "masterpiece" with "enduring insights into social existence." "The New Yorker" recently described Karl Marx as "The Next Thinker" for our era. This book will show readers why. Phil Gasper is a professor of philosophy at Notre Dame de Namur University in northern California. He writes extensively on politics and the philosophy of science and is a frequent contributor to "CounterPunch".Marx, Karl is the author of 'Communist Manifesto A Road Map to History's Most Important Political Document', published 2005 under ISBN 9781931859257 and ISBN 1931859256.