By Norman Geras
An very important contribution to our figuring out of twentieth-century Marxism
During the 1st many years of the 20 th century, Rosa Luxemburg was once the chief of the employees’ move in Poland and Germany. She made a awesome contribution to socialist concept and perform, but her legacy is still in dispute. during this booklet Norman Geras interrogates and refutes the myths that experience built round her paintings. She used to be an opponent of socialist participation within the First international warfare and, as Geras indicates, her perspectives on socialist procedure in Russia have been in the direction of Lenin’s than the other leader’s. Geras explores the advance of Luxemburg’s critique within the interval following the struggle and demonstrates how her proposal is specified from the social democratic or anarchist theories into which it is usually subsumed. Geras brings new mild to endure on some of the most misrepresented figures in radical historical past, illustrating her inspiring loss of complacency and her dedication to wondering these in authority on either the perfect and the Left.