Summary Recording of book launch for Volume IV of the Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Political Writings 2, “On Revolution” (1906–1909). Hosted by Verso Books and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation – Editors.
Socialist icon Rosa Luxemburg stands out as one of the most prolific and steadfast advocates of a revolutionary but nevertheless democratic approach to political strategy in the classical socialist movement. The latest, 600-page volume of her Complete Works, published by Verso Books with the support of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, stands as a testament to this fact.
Covering her writings on revolution from 1906 to 1909, it includes her thoughts on the epochal 1905 Russian Revolution and its aftermath. Over 80 percent of writings in this volume have never before appeared in English, such as her groundbreaking essay “Lessons of the Three Dumas”, which presents a unique perspective on the transition to socialism, her “Notes on the English Revolution” of the 1640s, and numerous writings on the role of the mass strike in fomenting revolutionary transformation.
- Eric Blanc (Author, Revolutionary Social Democracy)
- Peter Hudis (Series editor, Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg)
- Isabel Loureiro (Author, Rosa Luxemburg: Dilemas da ação revolucionária)
- David McNally, (Author, Blood and Money: War, Slavery, Finance, and Empire)
- Lori Turner (York University, Toronto)