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New Look at an Old Classic – The Communist Manifesto

Today is a great day to take a new look at an old classic like “The Communist Manifesto.” When you do, you will see that sometimes an old book will surprise you. Take a look and see what new thing you can learn from an old book.

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Take a new look at an old classic like the Communist Manifesto. I don’t talk about politics much in this space. That is funny because of all the blog articles I have written, my favorite of all times is an article featuring Karl Marx’s volume – The Communist Manifesto. I read it again recently because it has been almost thirty years since I read it and I have forgotten most of what I read all those years ago.

Looking back at the book now, I see the young Marx trying to make his way in the world attempting to create the world he wanted. Now as a wife and mother, when I look at The Communist Manifesto, I see my children. I see them tell me with strong know it all attitudes and the pride of youth that they will do things differently when they are adults with children of their own. I see them discuss rules at school and the laws of our country and voice their opinions on how they can do things better, more fairly and more efficiently. That is one of the benefits of time, it gives you a different perspective on things, a new way to look at the world based upon experience, knowledge and wisdom.

 


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As children we see only a small part of the world, often we see the world through rose-colored glasses. As we mature, we and learn more about how the world works and make different assumptions, better estimates and more educated decisions. So, while we celebrate youth and all its benefits in terms of physical strength, beauty and good skin tone, it is also important to celebrate the benefits of aging. With age comes wisdom, knowledge, experience and hopefully deeper understanding. Those things also should be celebrated.

It is sensational to take a new look at an old classic like the Communist Manifesto. So, the question for you this sensational day is have you ever found something interesting when you looked at a few years later?

 

20 thoughts on “New Look at an Old Classic – The Communist Manifesto”
  1. I have never read this but will look to see if they have it at my local library!

  2. I love to read a book as an adult that I once read as a kid. Perspective def. changes!

  3. It will be interesting to see his take on it. I find it hard to be objective about the book because it got me a husband. I always enjoy learning what objective people think of it.

  4. I believe I also read this back in high school… haven’t thought about this book in years. Ah, memories! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Ellen, you are absolutely correct. There are some books I have read dozens of times and I am always amazed at the difference time makes in what I think of the book, what it means and how I feel about the book.

  6. Not sure how I’ve never read the Communist Manifesto, but you’ve just moved it to the top of my reading list.

  7. Hmmmm I don’t remember reading it…Let me look for it and update myself LOL

  8. Gosh, I haven’t read that in over 20 years. It would be pretty neat to do so again. Thank you!

  9. I have to admit- I have never read this one. I feel as if I should now.

  10. It is amazing to me how time and age can bring a certain depth to a subject. To sometimes help enhance to to radically change an opinion we once held.

  11. Never read it, but I might just have to… I think it might be something I would enjoy reading.

  12. How funny, my guy is actually reading this right now. He’s going back to college starting next week for political science and this is what they’re studying.

  13. I will add this to my reading list. I am planning on reading a few classics this year.

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