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Very Good with no dust jacket. 0807070076. Publisher's glossy wraps. 8vo. 286 pp. Illustrated with B&W photographs. Gift inscription on half-title, otherwise unmarked. VERY GOOD. Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919) was a Polish-born German Marxist theorist, socialist philosopher, and revolutionary for the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania, the German SPD, the Independent Social Democratic Party and the Communist Party of Germany. In 1914, after the SPD supported German participation in World War I, she co-founded, with Karl Liebknecht, the revolutionary Spartakusbund (Spartacist League), that on 1 January 1919 became the Communist Party of Germany. In November 1918, during the German Revolution she founded the The Red Flag, the central organ of the left wing revolutionaries. She regarded the Spartacist uprising of January 1919 in Berlin as a mistake, but supported it after it had begun. When the revolt was crushed by the Freikorps (monarchist army remnants and proto-fascist right-wing freelance militias), Luxemburg, Liebknecht and hundreds of left-wing revolutionaries were captured, tortured, and killed. Since their deaths, Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht achieved great symbolic status amongst democratic socialists and Marxists. Trade Paperback. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall.
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