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Reform or Revolution and Other Writings

by Rosa Luxemburg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0486447766

ISBN-13: 9780486447766

Pub. Date: 07/21/2006

Publisher: Dover Publications


A polemic writing by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, it defines the position of scientific socialism on the issues of social reforms, the state, democracy, and the character of the

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A polemic writing by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg, Reform or Revolution (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions. An effective refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, it defines the position of scientific socialism on the issues of social reforms, the state, democracy, and the character of the proletarian revolution.
Reform or Revolution opposes Edward Bernstein's revisionist theories, which rejected Marxism in favor of trade unionism and parliamentary procedures. Luxemburg offers articulate and reasoned objections to all of Bernstein's arguments. She defends the necessity for socialism, which provides an answer to the contradictions and inevitable crisis of the capitalist economy, along with a means for a transformation in working class consciousness. This essay remains a key explanation of why there can be no parliamentary road to socialism. It appears here together with Luxemburg's writings on "Leninism or Marxism," "The Mass Strike," and "The Russian Revolution."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486447766
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
07/21/2006
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
594,942
Product dimensions:
5.44(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Title Page,
Copyright Page,
INTRODUCTION TO THE DOVER EDITION,
Select Bibliography,
REFORM OR REVOLUTION,
INTRODUCTION,
PART ONE,
PART TWO,
LENINISM OR MARXISM?,
I.,
II.,
THE MASS STRIKE, THE POLITICAL PARTY and THE TRADE UNION,
I. The Russian Revolution, Anarchism, and the General Strike,
II. The Mass Strike a Historical and Not an Artificial Product,
III. Development of the Mass Strike Movement in Russia,
IV. The Interaction of the Political and the Economic Struggle,
V. Lessons of the Working-Class Movement in Russia Applicable to Germany,
VI. Cooperation of Organized and Unorganized Workers Necessary for Victory,
VII. The Role of the Mass Strike in the Revolution,
VIII. Need for United Action of Trade Unions and Social Democracy,
THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION,
I. Fundamental Significance of the Russian Revolution,
II. The Bolshevik Land Policy,
III. The Nationalities Question,
IV. The Constituent Assembly,
V. The Question of Suffrage,
VI. The Problem of Dictatorship,
VII. The Struggle Against Corruption,
VIII. Democracy and Dictatorship,

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