“In Brussels Marx and Engels entered the “League of the Just”, which, assuming different forms in different countries, finally developed into the Communist League, an open legal propaganda association. In November, 1847, they were commissioned to draw up its complete, practical and theoretical party programme. This they did in the “Communist Manifesto”. A historical product of its time, this manifesto still forms the ground work of the modern international social democracy. (…) So important is this short work for our movement, so well does it exhibit the spirit of the Marxian teaching, that it will be well worth our while to stop to analyse it.” [Zelda K. Coates, Karl Marx: His Life and Teachings. In Commemoration of the Marx Centenary 1818 – May 5th – 1918, 1918]