The German Left and the Weimar Republic: A Selection of Documents (Historical Materialism Book)

The German Left and the Weimar Republic illuminates the background of the political left by way of offering quite a lot of records on a number of points of socialist and communist job in Germany. Separate chapters take care of the coverage of Social Democracy out and in of presidency, the makes an attempt of the Communist celebration to overthrow the Weimar Republic, after which later to help it. Later chapters flow clear of the political scene to house the attitudes of the events to key social matters, particularly questions of gender and sexuality.

The booklet concludes with a presentation of records on numerous teams of socialist and communist dissidents. a few of the files are made obtainable for the 1st time, and every bankruptcy starts with an unique creation indicating the present nation of research.

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An individual introduced the belief of keeping apart the ‘right wing’ (Levi) and co-opting the ‘left wing’ (Ernst Meyer,20 Paul Frölich21 and Ernst Friesland) whereas preserving the ‘healthy centre’ of the social gathering (Heinrich Brandler, Clara Zetkin) . . . the next day to come a plenary consultation of the ECCI began . . . The query of the ‘Open Letter’ used to be no longer clarified there simply because comrade Radek threw the authority of Lenin into the scales opposed to Zinoviev, Bukharin and Béla Kun . . . as a result Zinoviev declared that those questions of strategies will be left open as questions for dialogue.

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