Author: Rosa Luxemburg,Paul Buhle

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486447766

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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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.
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Author: Rosa Luxemburg

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486147223

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution. 3 other essays.
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Author: Rosa Luxemburg

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 158367103X

Category: Political Science

Page: 447

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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.
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Author: Vladimir Lenin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0244643849

Category: Political Science

Page: 66

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The State and Revolution (1917), by Vladimir Lenin, describes the role of the State in society, the necessity of proletarian revolution, and the theoretic inadequacies of social democracy in achieving revolution to establish the dictatorship of the proletariat. The State and Revolution is considered to be Lenin's most important work on the state and has been called by Lucio Colletti "Lenin's greatest contribution to political theory". According to the Marxologist David McLellan, "the book had its origin in Lenin's argument with Bukharin in the summer of 1916 over the existence of the state after a proletarian revolution. Bukharin had emphasised the 'withering' aspect, whereas Lenin insisted on the necessity of the state machinery to expropriate the expropriators. In fact, it was Lenin who changed his mind, and many of the ideas of State and Revolution, composed in the summer of 1917 - and particularly the anti-Statist theme - were those of Bukharin".
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Author: Rosa Luxemburg

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 178168233X

Category: History

Page: 656

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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.
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Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241301327

Category: History

Page: 992

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'The greatest history of an event I know' - C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the profound liberating character of the early Russian Revolution. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky's masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It is still the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution ever published.
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Author: Neil Harding

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822318675

Category: History

Page: 346

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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.
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"What Is to Be Done?" and Other Writings

Author: Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486119815

Category: History

Page: 372

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

Author: Kate Evans

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1784781010

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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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.
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Author: Rosa Luxemburg

Publisher: Pathfinder Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Political Science

Page: 79

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Author: Karl Korsch

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781680272

Category: Philosophy

Page: 175

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Author: Simone Weil

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134521820

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

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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.
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Author: Mary-Alice Waters

Publisher: Pathfinder Press (NY)

ISBN: 9780873482417

Category: Social Science

Page: 43

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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.
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A Collection of Essays by One of the Founders of American Revolutionary Socialism

Author: Daniel De Leon

Publisher: Red & Black Pub

ISBN: 9781934941386

Category: History

Page: 220

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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.
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Author: Ralph Miliband

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859849477

Category: Political Science

Page: 211

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534623460

Category:

Page: 266

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Lenin's work What Is To Be Done? Was written at the end of 1901 and early in 1902. In "Where To Begin," published in Iskra, No. 4 (May 1901), Lenin said that the article represented "a skeleton plan to be developed in greater detail in a pamphlet now in preparation for print." Lenin began the actual writing of the book in the autumn of 1901. In his "Preface to the Pamphlet Documents of the 'Unity' Conference," written in November 1901, Lenin said that the book was in preparation "to be published in the near future." In December Lenin published (in Iskra, No. 12) his article "A Talk with Defenders of Economism," which he later called a conspectus of What Is To Be Done? He wrote the Preface to the book in February 1902 and early in March the book was published by Dietz in Stuttgart. An announcement of its publication was printed in Iskra, No. 18, March 10, 1902. In republishing the book in 1907 as part of the collection Twelve Years, Lenin omitted Section A of Chapter V, "Who Was Offended by the Article 'Where To Begin, '" stating in the Preface that the book was being published with slight abridgements, representing the omission solely of details of the organisational relationships and minor polemical remarks. Lenin added five footnotes to the new edition. The text of this volume is that of the 1902 edition, verified with the 1907 edition.
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Author: Anton Pannekoek

Publisher: A K PressDistribution

ISBN: 9781902593562

Category: History

Page: 219

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The blueprint for worker control and new community sustainability.
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