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Communism and Nationalism: Karl Marx versus Friedrich List

Roman Szporluk


Three years before publication of the Communist Manifesto Karl Marx began work on a critique of a movement that was gaining popularity as a challenge to capitalism—nationalism, as put forth by the German economist Friedrich List. A major cultural and political force in 19th-century Europe, nationalism was to become directly involved in the conflict between capitalism and socialism, offering an appealing alternative to capitalism's New World Order—the doctrine of Free Trade—and socialism's call for a worldwide unification of the workers against the bourgeoisie. This book offers a reinterpretati ... More

Keywords: Communist Manifesto, Karl Marx, nationalism, Friedrich List, capitalism, socialism, New World Order, Free Trade, social class, communism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780195051032
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195051032.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roman Szporluk, author
Harvard University