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The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg: 1897–1905

Sevgi Doğan Marx & Philosophy Review of Books Reviews
The first of three volumes of the Complete Works covering Luxemburg’s life and work . Spanning from 1897 to 1905, it contains speeches, articles, and essays on the strikes, protests, and political debates culminating in the 1905 Russian Revolution.

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International Working Women's Day

In honor of International Women's Day (originally International Working Women's Day), we offer a few contributions about the history of the day, photos from around the world, and a comic.

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Who Betrayed Us? The Failure of the German Revolution, 1918-19

Neal Ascherson London Review of Books
A new book on the ill-fated German revolution is exhaustive while casting doubt on the possibility of a successful workers’ uprising. The reviewer prefers an out-of-print work that faults the Social Democratic right for saving the extant ruling class

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Inquisition Mode: Victor Serge’s Final Notebooks

Tariq Ali London Review of Books
A defender of the Bolshevik revolution and a decades-long critic of Stalinism, Serge in his final notebook details the fight against fascism, capital and the Soviet bureaucracy by a not uncritical intimate of Trotsky who remained a lifelong Marxist.

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The Dilemmas of Lenin

Lindsey German Counterfire
A look back on the key revolutionary more frequently worshiped on the left than read, Ali's Lenin biography includes his last years' observation that "we knew nothing," insisting that the revolution had to be renewed lest it wither and die.

Thirty-Five Years of Comintern Publishing: A Balancesheet

John Riddell The Bullet
The Comintern was formed at a moment of revolutionary hope quite different from conditions today. Yet beginning in 1920, the Comintern tried to chart a course for revolutionary socialists in non-revolutionary times.
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