Franz Fanon, Utopia, and the Communist Manifesto

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What if we all Worked Together? The struggles that continue to arise in society are due to the increasing difference between the poorest and richest members of societies. The works written by Fanon as well as Engels and Marx, in addition to "Utopia" by Thomas More, clearly demonstrate the advantages of a society which don't suffer from this disparity. All authors argue that when all a society's members have role's and work together; a more gratifying, productive society is created. An ideal society is one which has no separation between the rich and the poor; the have's and the have-nots, where a society is united as a whole and a class-system doesn't exist.

Thomas More, the author of "Utopia" talks about one of the biggest societal problems, private ownership of land (which doesn't exist in Utopia, when he states, "they are generally set on acquiring new kingdoms, right or wrong, than on governing well those they possess" (5).

In another famous work entitled, "The Communist Manifesto" Marx explains a formula, almost scientific, for how humanity would best exist based upon his observations and attempted an explanation through his literary work. More is absolutely correct in stating, "As long as there is property, and while money is the standard of all things, I cannot think that a nation can be governed either justly or happily; not justly, because the best things will fall to the share of the worst men" (24). Marx is most famous for writing about the rationale of how the rich will continue to get richer and that they lack strength in number, because in every society the rich make up a minority of the population, yet posses a majority of the wealth. When referring to the bourgeoisie early on in "The Manifesto", Marx writes,