"One cannot know the world we live in today without knowing Marxist philosophy. The editors have sought to provide the
essential materials for such knowledge in the most cogent passages they could find in the writings of Marx, Engels and Lenin.
Only through first-hand acquaintance can one understand why this particular philosophy has become a world phenomenon
that is shaping the destinies of a third of mankind and influencing both intellectuals and unlettered people everywhere. It
safely can be said that no other philosophy has ever been studied so assiduously by so many people under such different