Whenever we talk about revolutionary theory mentioned Marx; Engels is often unfairly relegated, not through ignorance, but called Marxism to the theory developed by both, from the discovery of surplus value, fundamental law of capitalist enrichment.
Marx and Engels both shone from the distant times when, in 1844, wrote the Economic and Philosophical Manuscripts. At the time Engels had only 24 years old, and his genius already planned with the intensity that culminated in completing the third volume of Capital, a masterpiece of Marxist economics.
The values of this researcher, philosopher and scientist, who was not confined to the study of philosophical issues, but anthropological (read “The Origin of the Family” and “The German Ideology”), highlights his great human value.
Well-off man did not stop put aside to help economically Marx, letting the genius of his close friend would unleash.
It is hard to imagine many cases throughout history where an individual of his stature to be able to give way to another. Only the highest sense of friendship and the awareness that the mission was undertaken primarily for service; both as it was for the poorest and most exploited.
Today corresponds honor him as his companion of ideas and struggles. The best way to do this is to understand that its principles are not a dead subject. The so-called real socialism that existed in the former Soviet Union and Eastern European countries was a trial, not bold and valuable, longer failed in some respects.
This does not exhaust the possibilities it opens up new options and invites a reinterpretation. At the end of the day, it stated and proclaimed by Marx and Engels is still a new theory if it is compared with other leading nearly four centuries of operation.
They conceived its postulated in a particular historical circumstances, and since she traced roads. History, in its constant evolution, change; so the interpretation and application of principles that remain valid for all times, at all times must be applied differently.
In the new birthday of Frederick Engels, one has to study his theories with a renewed perspective, and apply them to the current time. Their contributions are transcendental, and there is no doubt that there is much to learn.
Translated by: Daysi Olano Fernandez