Is it fair to say that communism is only alive in Cuba and colleges? Recently, with Castro’s decision to publicly deride communism as a failed system, many are starting to believe that communism has finally kicked the bucket. But consider these principles from The Communist Manifesto, and how a large portion of Americans–maybe more than half–not only strongly support them, but enforce their belief through governmental intervention. And then ask yourself: is communism really dead?
Nationhood: “The Communists are further reproached with desiring to abolish countries and nationality. The working men have no country. We cannot take from them what they have not got. Since the proletariat must first of all acquire political supremacy, must rise to be the leading class of the nation, must constitute itself the nation, it is, so far, itself national, though not in the bourgeois sense of the word.” (more…)