Gampa Murked U was complaining that there aren't serious discussion threads. At the same time I was complaining that most of the leftists on this board don't know anything about Karl Marx and the Marxism they based their political views (via Olbermann, Maddow, Stewart, et al) on. So, I figured I'd address both complaints in one thread, a serious discussion of the ideas of Karl Marx - not a caricature, but the actual ideals of Marx. Here are the basic resources needed: Manifesto of the Communist Party The Communist Manifesto is the foundational work of Marx and Engles that defines what Communism is. Economic Manuscripts: Capital: Volume One Das Kapital is the economic treatise underpinning Marxism and modern leftism. 80% or more of the concepts present in any given Obama speech are derived from Das Kapital. Discuss.