Socialism or Barbarism?: The Selected Writings of Rosa Luxemburg


A comprehensive introduction to the broad range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought.

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A comprehensive introduction to the broad range of Rosa Luxemburg's thought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745329888
  • Publisher: Pluto Press
  • Publication date: 9/6/2010
  • Series: Get Political Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,261,119
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul Le Blanc is Professor of History at La Roche College, Pittsburgh. He is the author of Marx, Lenin and the Revolutionary Experience (2006), A Short History of the US Working Class (1999) and editor of Revolution, Democracy, Socialism (2008).

Helen C. Scott is Associate Professor of English at the University of Vermont. She is the author of Caribbean Women Writers and Globalization (2006) and the editor of The Essential Rosa Luxemburg (2007).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Introductory Essay Helen C. Scott Paul Le Blanc

1 Introduction to Rosa Luxemburg 3

Part 2 Luxemburg's Selected Writings, 1893-1919

2 The French Revolution 39

3 Reform or Revolution 46

4 Eight Hour Day - How to Win Reforms 69

5 Stagnation and Progress of Marxism 73

6 Organisational Questions of Russian Social Democracy 81

7 Socialism and the Churches 103

8 The Mass Strike, the Political Party, and the Trade Unions 108

9 Blanquism and Social Democracy 126

10 The National Question 134

11 Theory and Practice 145

12 Women's Suffrage and Class Struggle 166

13 Lassalle's Legacy 173

14 The Accumulation of Capital - An Anti-Critique 178

15 The Crisis of German Social Democracy (The Junius Pamphlet) 202

16 Two Prison Letters to Sonya Liebknecht 214

17 The Russian Revolution 223

18 Founding Convention of the German Communist Party 238

19 Order Prevails in Berlin 261

Sources, Further Reading, Acknowledgements 269

Index 273

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