In a world in which capitalism is presented as all that exists, the writer, speaker and agitator Rosa Luxemburg - murdered in Berlin by an unholy alliance of Right and Left in 1919 - is the last heroine of revolutionary socialism.
Harry Harmer is the author of Tom Paine: The Life of a Revolutionary (Haus, 2006). He has also written The Longman Companion to Slavery, Emancipation and Civil Rights, The Longman Companion to the Labour Party 1900-1998, Martin Luther King, The Failure of the Communists and The Failure of Political Extremism in inter-war Britain. He was the co-author of The Black Handbook: The People, History and Politics of Africa and the African Diaspora. Harry Harmer has a PhD in History from the London School of Economics.