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Marxism and Social Democracy : The Revisionist Debate, 1896-1898 - Henry Tudor

Marxism and Social Democracy

The Revisionist Debate, 1896-1898

By: Henry Tudor (Editor), J.M. Tudor (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 4th March 2004
ISBN: 9780521340496
Number Of Pages: 400

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This is an anthology in English translation of the major texts concerned with the nineteenth-century debates between democratic socialism and revolutionary Marxism. The central figure is Eduard Bernstein, a leading German social democrat and former associate of Engels, who argued that Marx's analysis of society had been overtaken by events, and that his doctrine of revolution should be replaced by a policy of evolutionary reform by democratic means. The ensuing controversy between Bernstein and his opponents (Bebel, Kautsky, Parvus, Rosa Luxemburg, and Belfort Bax) helped create the split between center and far left, which is still a feature of socialist politics in Europe. Most of the articles and letters contained in this book have never been translated before, so the English-speaking reader is able to follow the debate for the first time. The debate is analysed in the introduction and the editors also provide detailed annotation and a bibliography. This volume will be a critical sourcebook for all serious students of nineteenth-century political theory.

Preface
Introduction
Bernstein as orthodox Marxist
Colonialism and socialism: Berstein+s first exchange with Belfort Bax
Problems of socialism: first series
Socialism and the proletariat
The movement and the final goal: Bernstein+s second exchange with Belfort Bax
Bernstein+s overthrow of socialism: Parvus+s intervention
Revisionism defended
Problems of socialism: second series
Social reform or revolution? Rosa Luxemburg+s intervention
The party conference at Stuttgart: the debate on the press
The summing-up
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521340496
ISBN-10: 0521340497
Series: Studies in Marxism and Social Theory
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 4th March 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.65