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: The English-language edition of the COLLECTED WORKS of Marx and Engels, which was a joint publication of Lawrence & Wishart Ltd., London, International Publishers Co. Inc., New York, and Progress Publishers and the Institute of Marxism-Leninism, Moscow, includes all the works of Karl Marx and Frederick Engels published in their lifetime and a considerable part of their legacy of manuscripts as well as their letters. Volume 38 begins the publication of the letters of Marx and Engels which are extremely rich in theoretical content. Among the questions discussed in them there are those of economics, politics, philosophy, and world history, as well as the strategy and tactics of working-class struggle throughout Europe and beyond. They also deal with a broad range of other subjects, including scientific and technological developments, current affairs, class conflicts, diplomacy and war, and the activities of statesmen and politicians. These letters add substantially to many of the printed works of Marx and Engels and show how many of their ideas were conceived, first presented, and subsequently elaborated. they also provide an indispensable source for the study of the biographies of Marx and Engels.