Living and Thinking the Revolution
Rosa Luxemburg lived a revolutionary life which determined her theoretical reflections about revolution and the role of the masses within it. The present study provides an analysis of Luxemburg’s thoughts about and experiences with revolutionary processes and shows how she further developed Marxist ideas about the path and methods to achieve a democratic socialism as the result of a successful revolution. Next to the theoretical debate with Eduard Bernstein and her experiences during the Russian Revolution of 1905, the book also takes a closer look at Luxemburg’s theoretical reflections about revolution in the years before and during the First World War, the Russian Revolution of 1917 as well as the German Revolution of 1918/19. The book therefore offers a concise analysis of Luxemburg’s life as well as her combination of revolution theory and revolutionary practice.
KeywordsRosa Luxemburg; Socialism; labor movement; revolution; revolutionary socialist; biography; Karl Liebknecht; revolutionist; revolutionary processes; revolutionary practice; revolutionary theory; Marxism; democratic socialism; Eduard Bernstein; Russian Revolution 1905, Russian Revolution 1917, German Revolution 1918/19
Publication date and placeMarburg, 2021
Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions
Revolutionary groups & movements
Socialism & left-of-centre democratic ideologies
Social & political philosophy