Reform Or Revolution and Other Writings

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486447766
Release Date: 2006-07-21
Genre: Political Science

This 1899 polemic by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, it defines the position of scientific socialism on the issues of social reforms, the state, democracy, and the character of the proletarian revolution.

The Rosa Luxemburg Reader

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9781583671030
Release Date: 2004-02
Genre: Political Science

Among the major Marxist thinkers of the Russian Revolution era, Rosa Luxemburg stands out as one who speaks to our own time. Her legacy grows in relevance as the global character of the capitalist market becomes more apparent and the critique of bureaucratic power is more widely accepted within the movement for human liberation. The Rosa Luxemburg Reader is the definitive one-volume collection of Luxemburg's writings in English translation. Unlike previous publications of her work from the early 1970s, this volume includes substantial extracts from her major economic writings—above all, The Accumulation of Capital (1913)—and from her political writings, including Reform or Revolution (1898), the Junius Pamphlet (1916), and The Russian Revolution (1918). The Reader also includes a number of important texts that have never before been published in English translation, including substantial extracts from her Introduction to Political Economy (1916), and a recently-discovered piece on slavery. With a substantial introduction assessing Luxemburg's work in the light of recent research, The Rosa Luxemburg Reader is an indispensable resource for scholarship and an inspiration for a new generation of activists.

Reform or revolution

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: Pathfinder Pr
ISBN: UCSC:32106005341299
Release Date: 1973
Genre: Political Science

The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781781682333
Release Date: 2013-08-06
Genre: History

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English, this book includes 190 letters written to leading figures in the European and international labor and socialist movements––Leo Jogiches, Karl Kautsky, Clara Zetkin and Karl Liebknecht––who were among her closest friends, lovers and colleagues. Much of this correspondence appears for the first time in English translation; all of it helps to illuminate the inner life of this iconic revolutionary, who was at once an economic and social theorist, a political activist and a lyrical stylist. Her political concerns are revealed alongside her personal struggles within a socialist movement that was often hostile to independently minded women. This collection will provide readers with a newer and deeper appreciation of Luxemburg as a writer and historical figure. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Author: Neil Harding
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822318679
Release Date: 1996
Genre: History

In this volume, Neil Harding presents the first comprehensive reinterpretation of Leninism to be produced in many years. Challenging much of the conventional wisdom regarding Leninism’s effectiveness as a mobilizing body of ideas, its substance, and its origins and evolution, Harding offers both a controversial exposition of this ideology and a critical engagement with its consequences for the politics of contemporary communism. Rather than tracing the roots of Leninism to the details of Lenin’s biography, Harding shows how it emerged as a revolutionary Marxist response to the First World War and to the perceived treachery—the support of that war—by social democratic leaders. The economics, politics, and philosophy of Leninism, he argues, were rapidly theorized between 1914 and 1918 and deeply imprinted with the peculiarities of the wartime experience. Its complementary metaphysics of history and science was as intrinsic to its confidence and sureness of purpose as it was to its contempt for democratic practice and tolerance. But, as Harding also shows, although Leninism articulated a complex and coherent critique of capitalist civilization and held a powerful appeal to a variety of constituencies, it was itself caught in a timewarp that fatally limited its capacity to adapt. This book will engage not only Russian and Soviet specialists, but also readers concerned with the varieties of twentieth-century socialism.

Essential Works of Lenin

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486119816
Release Date: 2012-03-06
Genre: History

Four most significant works, also including "The Development of Capitalism in Russia," "Imperialism, the Highest State of Capitalism," and "The State and Revolution."

Socialism for a Sceptical Age

Author: Ralph Miliband
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 1859849474
Release Date: 1994-01
Genre: Political Science

The final book by the noted British Marxist and sociologist, father of British Labour Party politicians, David and Ed Miliband.

Red Rosa

Author: Kate Evans
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 9781784781019
Release Date: 2015-12-08
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A graphic novel of the dramatic life and death of German revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg A giant of the political left, Rosa Luxemburg is one of the foremost minds in the canon of revolutionary socialist thought. But she was much more than just a thinker. She made herself heard in a world inimical to the voices of strong-willed women. She overcame physical infirmity and the prejudice she faced as a Jew to become an active revolutionary whose philosophy enriched every corner of an incredibly productive and creative life—her many friendships, her sexual intimacies, and her love of science, nature and art. Always opposed to the First World War, when others on the German left were swept up on a tide of nationalism, she was imprisoned and murdered in 1919 fighting for a revolution she knew to be doomed. In this beautifully drawn work of graphic biography, writer and artist Kate Evans has opened up her subject’s intellectual world to a new audience, grounding Luxemburg’s ideas in the realities of an inspirational and deeply affecting life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Writings of Daniel DeLeon

Author: Daniel De Leon
Publisher: Red & Black Pub
ISBN: 1934941387
Release Date: 2008
Genre: History

American socialist Daniel DeLeon was born in 1852 on the Caribbean island of Curacao. He joined the Socialist Labor Party in 1890 and soon became one of its leading figures. DeLeon was a fierce critic of the American trade union movement, dismissing its reformist goals. As a syndicalist and industrial unionist, he helped to form the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) in 1905.

The Road to Power

Author: Karl Kautsky
ISBN: HARVARD:32044014542401
Release Date: 1909
Genre: Communism

Workers Councils

Author: Anton Pannekoek
Publisher: A K PressDistribution
ISBN: 1902593561
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

The blueprint for worker control and new community sustainability.

Oppression and Liberty

Author: Simone Weil
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134521821
Release Date: 2013-01-11
Genre: Philosophy

The remarkable French thinker Simone Weil is one of the leading intellectual and spiritual figures of the twentieth century. A legendary essayist, political philosopher and member of the French resistance, her literary output belied her tragically short life. Most of her work was published posthumously, to widespread acclaim. Always concerned with the nature of individual freedom, Weil explores in Oppression and Liberty its political and social implications. Analyzing the causes of oppression, its mechanisms and forms, she questions revolutionary responses and presents a prophetic view of a way forward. If, as she noted elsewhere, 'the future is made of the same stuff as the present', then there will always be a need to continue to listen to Simone Weil.

Feminism and the Marxist Movement

Author: Mary-Alice Waters
Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY)
ISBN: 0873482417
Release Date: 1972-01-01
Genre: Social Science

Since the founding of the modern workers movement 150 years ago, Marxists have championed the struggle for women's rights and explained the economic roots in class society of women's oppression. Photos.