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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."

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The first of 4 essays by "Red Rosa" Luxemburg included in this volume, "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.

The first of 4 essays by "Red Rosa" Luxemburg included in this volume, "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.


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A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution. 3 other essays.

Synopsis:

This 1899 polemic by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg 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.

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ISBN:
9780486447766
Author:
Luxemburg, Rosa
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Introduction by:
Buhle, Paul
Introduction:
Buhle, Paul
Subject:
Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Socialism
Subject:
Radicalism
Subject:
Political Ideologies - Communism & Socialism
Subject:
Politics-Leftist Studies
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science
Publication Date:
20060731
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
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8.5 x 5.38 in 0.54 pd

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"Synopsis" by , The first of 4 essays by "Red Rosa" Luxemburg included in this volume, "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.

The first of 4 essays by "Red Rosa" Luxemburg included in this volume, "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.


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A refutation of revisionist interpretations of Marxist doctrine, the title essay (1899) explains why capitalism can never overcome its internal contradictions and defines the character of the proletarian revolution. 3 other essays.

"Synopsis" by ,
This 1899 polemic by the famous "Red Rosa" Luxemburg 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.
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