Marx Now: Anna Gor reads from “The Communist Manifesto”

From The Communist Manifesto: “In place of the old wants, satisfied by the production
of the country, we find new wants,
requiring for their satisfaction the products of distant lands and climes. In place of the old local
and national seclusion and self-sufficiency, we have intercourse in every direction, universal inter-dependence of nations. And as in material, so also in intellectual production. The intellectual creations
of individual nations become common property. National one-sidedness and
narrow-mindedness become more and more impossible, and from the numerous national
and local literatures, there arises a world literature.” This quote is more relevant
than ever before. And although we understand
that one world literature is complemented by the
local and national… …and has geographic
connotations… but, nonetheless, the key phrase about how the intellectual creations
of separate nations become common property is more relevant than ever.

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