Somehow it just seemed right and fitting that I should read The Communist Manifesto over Fourth of July weekend. "WORKING MEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE!" 2.5 stars Marx has some valid points, and some of his ideas are actually in use in the U.S.(gasp!). A prose stylist he was not. This is very convoluted and overwrought. The introduction of this version is very good and helped my understanding, hence the extra half star.