Reading about Rosa Luxemburg

Submitted by AWL on 16 January, 2019 - 12:33
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As we go to press on 15 January 2019, it is exactly the 100th anniversary of the murder of the Polish¬German revolutionary socialist Rosa Luxemburg. She was killed by a right-wing militia operating under the Social¬Democratic government which was heading off the German workers’ revolution.

We have a pamphlet in production on Luxemburg and the German revolution. Readers can also find a good summary of Luxemburg’s political work in two articles, from 1935 and 1938, by Max Shachtman.

The 1938 article is in print as an item in our book In Defence of Bolshevism. Much more on Rosa Luxemburg on our website here, including:

• Remembering Rosa Luxemburg — standing against the socialist betrayers, by Clara Zetkin
• The Rosa Luxemburg I knew as a student, by Antoinette Konikow
• The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg, reviewed by Rosie Woods
• How the British Communists responded to Rosa Luxemburg’s 1918 criticism of the Russian Revolution
• Rosa Luxemburg on the Trade Union Bureaucracy
• Blanquism and social democracy: Rosa Luxemburg’s article of 1906 asserting her alignment with the Bolsheviks against the Mensheviks, also in print in In Defence of Bolshevism
• The myth of “Luxemburgism”, by Leon Trotsky
• Rediscovering Rosa Luxemburg: an interview with Peter Hudis, editor of the Complete Works now underway.
• Luxemburg, economics, crises, and the national question: on the two volumes published of the Complete Works.


Submitted by Jason Schulman on Sat, 19/01/2019 - 22:11

It would be great if someone from the AWL would review this, soon to be out:…

Admission: I'm on the editorial board for this series.

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