The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

The Legacy of Rosa Luxemburg

Norman Geras

An vital contribution to our knowing of twentieth-century Marxism

During the 1st a long time of the 20th century, Rosa Luxemburg used to be the chief of the staff’ circulate in Poland and Germany. She made a impressive contribution to socialist concept and perform, but her legacy continues to be in dispute. during this booklet Norman Geras interrogates and refutes the myths that experience built round her paintings. She was once an opponent of socialist participation within the First global conflict and, as Geras indicates, her perspectives on socialist technique in Russia have been in the direction of Lenin’s than the other leader’s. Geras explores the improvement of Luxemburg’s critique within the interval following the struggle and demonstrates how her notion is detailed from the social democratic or anarchist theories into which it is usually subsumed. Geras brings new mild to undergo on some of the most misrepresented figures in radical heritage, illustrating her inspiring loss of complacency and her dedication to wondering these in authority on either the appropriate and the Left.

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