Rosa Luxemburg's writings reveal one of the most brilliant and passionate minds drawn to the revolutionary socialist movement. Through the letters, pamphlets and theorising, we see an outstanding social and economic theorist, a dedicated political activist and a devoted confidant.
Providing an extensive overview of her writings, this volume contains a number of items never before anthologised. Her work was broad in scope tackling capitalism and socialism; globalisation and imperialism; history; war and peace; social struggles, trade unions, political parties; class, gender, race; the interconnection of humanity with the natural environment. The editors provide an extensive and informative introduction outlining and evaluating her life and thought.
This is the most comprehensive introduction to the range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought.
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was a Marxist theorist, philosopher and economist. One of the most brilliant minds drawn to the revolutionary socialist movement, she was a dedicated political activist, she proved willing to go to prison and even give her life for her beliefs. Her selected works are collected in Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or Barbarism (Pluto, 2010). Helen C. Scott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is the editor of Rosa Luxemburg: Socialism or Barbarism (Pluto Press, 2010) and author of Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization (Routledge, 2006).
Introduction by Helen C. Scott and Paul Le Blanc Sources, Further Reading, Acknowledgements 1. The French Revolution 2. Reform or Revolution 3. Eight Hour Day - How to Win Reforms 4. Stagnation and Progress of Marxism 5. Organisational Questions of Russian Social Democracy 6. Socialism and the Churches 7. The Mass Strike, the Political Party, and the Trade Unions 8. Blanquism and Social Democracy 9. The National Question 10. Theory and Practice, 11. Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle 12. Lassalle's Legacy 13. The Accumulation of Capital -An Anti-Critique 14. The Crisis of German Social Democracy (Junius Pamphlet) 15.Two Prison Letters to Sonya Liebknecht 16. The Russian Revolution 17. Founding Convention of the German Communist Party 18. Order Prevails in Berlin Index