The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

She made a remarkable contribution to socialist theory and practice, yet her legacy remains in dispute. In this book Norman Geras interrogates and refutes the myths that have developed around her work.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

An important contribution to our understanding of twentieth-century Marxism During the first decades of the twentieth century, Rosa Luxemburg was the leader of the workers’ movement in Poland and Germany. She made a remarkable contribution to socialist theory and practice, yet her legacy remains in dispute. In this book Norman Geras interrogates and refutes the myths that have developed around her work. She was an opponent of socialist participation in the First World War and, as Geras shows, her views on socialist strategy in Russia were closer to Lenin’s than any other leader’s. Geras explores the development of Luxemburg’s critique in the period following the war and demonstrates how her thought is distinct from the social democratic or anarchist theories into which it is often subsumed. Geras brings new light to bear on one of the most misrepresented figures in radical history, illustrating her inspiring lack of complacency and her commitment to questioning those in authority on both the Right and the Left.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg Oskar Lange and Micha Kalecki

Rosa Luxemburg, Oskar Lange and Michal Kalecki made important contributions to twentieth century political economy that guided the thinking of their student Tadeusz Kowalik.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg  Oskar Lange and Micha  Kalecki

Rosa Luxemburg, Oskar Lange and Michal Kalecki made important contributions to twentieth century political economy that guided the thinking of their student Tadeusz Kowalik. These contributions are re-examined by renowned economists, highlighting the common themes in their political economy and the neglected aspects of their work.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Indispensable for a proper understanding of Luxemburg Books and Bookmen NORMAN GERAS THE LEGACY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg Norman Geras V VERSO London. Front Cover.

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

An indispensable and original study of Luxemburg’s thinking, available in a new edition No great socialist thinker has been so often misrepresented as the Polish revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg. In this scrupulous study, tightly argued, Geras systematically considers and refutes the major myths which have developed about her work. He shows how her views on socialist strategy in Russia were closer to those of Lenin than any other leader, and clarifies her famous theory of the mass strike. Her critique of the Bolsheviks after the October Revolution is distinguished from social-democratic or anarchist attacks, to which it has often been assimilated. Widely praised on its first publication, The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg is an important contribution to our understanding of an earlier generation of Marxism in Poland and Russia.

Rosa Luxemburg

This new edition will enable a new generation to explore Luxemburg’s political and activist work, as well as grasp the unique personality of this remarkable woman, theoretician and revolutionary.

Rosa Luxemburg

A classic book on the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg's work with essays of political analysis by leading scholars As an advocate of social democracy and individual responsibility, Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) remains the most eminent representative of the revolutionary socialist tradition. She was a radical activist who was willing to go to prison for her beliefs, including her protest of the First World War. This volume provides a representative sampling of Luxemburg's essential writings, many of which have been rarely anthologized. Her examination of capitalist "globalization" in her era, the destructive dynamics of nationalism, and other topics are joined with hard-hitting political analyses, discussions of labor movement strategy, intimate prison letters, and passionate revolutionary appeals. Among the selections are "Rebuilding the International," "What Are the Leaders Doing?" and excerpts from "The Accumulation of Capital--An Anti-Critique." Luxemburg's powerful impact on the twentieth century is documented in the accompanying essays, which draw readers into the "discussions" that leading intellectuals and activists have had with this vibrant thinker. Included are essays by Luise Kautsky, Lelio Basso, Raya Dunayevskaya, Paul Le Blanc, Andrew Nye, and Claire Cohen. These writers engage Luxemburg's life and work in ways that enrich our understanding of her ideas and advance our thinking on issues that concerned her. This volume will benefit readers with its rich and continuing collective evaluation of this passionate revolutionary's life and thought.

The Rosa Luxemburg Reader

On January 12, 2003, over 100,000 people attended a rally in the Berlin suburb of Friedrichsfelde to commemorate the life and legacy of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht. It may come as a surprise that so many turned out to commemorate ...

The Rosa Luxemburg Reader

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.

Rosa Luxemburg in Action

Rosa Luxemburg Speaks, New York: Pathfinder Press, 1994, p. 182; Luxemburg, 'Organisational Questions of Russian Social Democracy', p. 102. 21.See N. Geras, The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg, London: NLB, 1976, pp. 188–93. 22.

Rosa Luxemburg in Action

Neither a work concerned only with her Marxist writings nor a personal biography concerned with her private life, this book examines Rosa Luxemburg’s ideas on revolution and democracy and how the two are bound together by her views on the importance of political action. Stretching, historically, from 1863 to the present, this book covers in great detail the history and developments within the German SPD during her time, the 1905 and 1917 Russian Revolutions, the German Revolution, the outbreak of World War I and the imperialism that fuelled it. It then moves on to consider political and historical developments after her death and examines her arguments on revolution and democracy in the light of the post-revolutionary government in Nicaragua: the one violent revolution that sought to establish social democracy (but failed). Also covered are aspects of Rosa Luxemburg’s life, her important writings and actions, the relevant Marxist debates in which she was involved, including, for example Bernstein’s arguments on social democracy through reform and, with Lenin, on revolutionary organization. A welcomed and timely collection presenting an important examination of the political and social context in which Luxemburg developed her activities and views and a complete understanding of the history of social democracy, the revolutionary times of a century ago and the relevance of their events and ideas for more recent revolutions for democracy in the twenty-first century.

Rosa Luxemburg

Collection with new contributions to the debate from New Politics concerning the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg.

Rosa Luxemburg

Collection with new contributions to the debate from New Politics concerning the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. Publishing Stephen Eric Bronner's essay 'Red Dreams and the New Millennium' along with the numerous responses to the piece, a new introduction, and an interview with Bronner stimulates the discussion around Luxemburg's legacy.

Rosa Luxemburg A Permanent Challenge for Political Economy

On the History and the Present of Luxemburg's 'Accumulation of Capital' Judith Dellheim, Frieder Otto Wolf ... Legacy. of. Rosa. Luxemburg. Except for the polemics it provoked, Rosa Luxemburg's great book was soon forgotten.

Rosa Luxemburg  A Permanent Challenge for Political Economy

The book is based upon a call for papers and a conference to mark the 100th anniversary of Rosa Luxemburg's principal work, The Accumulation of Capital: A Contribution to an Economic Explanation of Imperialism, published in 1913. Eleven contributors from five different countries come together to discuss different issues and dimensions connected with Luxemburg's work and focus on its continuing relevancy. This collection investigates topics such as, the influences of Karl Marx and Maxim Kovalevsky, the imperialism debate in German social democracy, and the critical reception of Luxemburg's work from Marxist and feminist viewpoints. By positioning Luxemburg's work in a historical context, this book offers an accessible and timely insight into the significance of The Accumulation of Capital and, more importantly, demonstrates why Luxemburg's legacy should live on.

The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

October 6, 1966; Hannah Arendt, “Rosa Luxemburg 1871–1919,” in Menschen in nsteren Zeiten (Human Beings in Dark Times), ed. Ursula Ludz (Munich, 1989), pp. 49ff; Norman Geras, The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg (London, ...

The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg

Letters from the heroic German revolutionary to her comrades, friends and lovers 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.

Neoliberalism in Crisis Accumulation and Rosa Luxemburg s Legacy

This collection of essays has been organized around three main subject areas: the disciplinary role of capital under neoliberalism; accumulation and finance; and Rosa Luxemburg.

Neoliberalism in Crisis  Accumulation  and Rosa Luxemburg s Legacy

This collection of essays has been organized around three main subject areas: the disciplinary role of capital under neoliberalism; accumulation and finance; and Rosa Luxemburg.

The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

So, how then is one to assess the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg? Traditional values stemming from the Enlightenment emphasize the notion that politicians and political movements are to be judged by their "success" or "failure," while the ...

The Letters Of Rosa Luxemburg

This book includes a collection of 190 letters that show the personality of Rosa Luxemburg in its political as well as in its personal dimensions. It presents the spirit of her time as it is reflected in her political thinking, activism, and personal concerns.

Rosa Luxemburg

... Ewa KarwowskiandJan Toporowski (editors) THE LEGACY OF ROSA LUXEMBURG, OSKAR LANGE AND MICHAŁ KALECKI Volume 1 of Essays in Honour of Tadeusz Kowalik Riccardo Bellofiore, Ewa Karwowski and Jan Toporowski (editors) ECONOMIC CRISIS ...

Rosa Luxemburg

The purpose of this translated volume Tadeusz Kowalik's book is to examine Rosa Luxemburg's contribution to economic theory. The essential subject-matter is the dependence of capital accumulation on effective demand, the dependence of economic growth on specific capitalist barriers to growth.

The Algebra of Revolution

Luxemburg, The Crisis of Social Democracy, 324–25. Ibid., 269. Frolich, Rosa Luxemburg, 140. Quoted in N.Geras, The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg (London: Verso, 1976), 16–17. For a full explanation of Luxemburg's position and an account of ...

The Algebra of Revolution

The Algebra of Revolution is the first book to study Marxist method as it has been developed by the main representatives of the classical Marxist tradition, namely Marx and Engels, Luxembourg, Lenin, Lukacs, Gramsci and Trotsky. This book provides the only single volume study of major Marxist thinkers' views on the crucial question of the dialectic, connecting them with pressing contemporary, political and theoretical questions. John Rees's The Algebra of Revolution is vital reading for anyone interested in gaining a new and fresh perspective on Marxist thought and on the notion of the dialectic.

Rosa Luxemburg

Steve has done much to preserve Luxemburg's legacy in his 1979 edited collection, The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, and his 1981 book, A Revolutionary for Our Times: Rosa Luxemburg. Twenty years ago Steve wrote, “Luxemburg understood that ...

Rosa Luxemburg

Collection with new contributions to the debate from New Politics concerning the legacy of Rosa Luxemburg. Publishing Stephen Eric Bronner's essay 'Red Dreams and the New Millennium' along with the numerous responses to the piece, a new introduction, and an interview with Bronner stimulates the discussion around Luxemburg's legacy.

Western Political Thought

Defends her against charges of economism and spontaneism on the basis of her belief in the need for political struggle and dialectical interpretation of the development and nature of capitalism . 8.702 The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg ...

Western Political Thought

This is a guide to the vast amount of literature on the history of political thought which has appeared in English since 1945. The editors provide an annotation of the content of many entries and, where appropriate, indicate their significance, controversial nature and readability.

The Biography Book

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg . Katherine von Bora , Hans Lefebre as Charles V , tional socialist movement . London : NLB , 1976. 210pp . In a reinterpretation of and Phillip Leaver as Pope Leo X. Video . Nettl , J.P. Rosa Luxemburg .

The Biography Book

Contains alphabetically arranged entries that identify and assess the biographical materials available on over five hundred notable historical figures, listing autobiography and primary sources, recommended biographies and juvenile biographies, other biographical studies, biographical novels, fictional portraits, and biographical films and theatrical adaptations.

Women s Political Social Thought

Geras , Norman . The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg . London : NLB , 1976 . Goldsmith , Margaret . Seven Women against the World . London : Methuen , 1935. Hyperion reprint , 1976 . Kautsky , Luise , ed . Rosa Luxemburg : Letters to ...

Women s Political   Social Thought

"... a wide array of time periods, cultures, and formats... " —Library Journal The first collection of source readings of women's important writings in political and social theory from ancient times to the twentieth century. From Sappho of Lesbos to Mary Wollstonecraft and from Jane Addams to Simone Weil, these works fill a major gap in materials available for teaching the history of political thought and opens paths for exploring the rich and diverse contributions of women as creators of theory.