Author: Rosa LuxemburgTranslator(s)/ Editors(s): Collen Taylor/Sophia Miskiewicz et alPublisher: Aakar BooksYear: 2009Language: EnglishPages: 320ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350020050
Collected here are Rosa Luxemburg’s writings on the question of national self-determination and its relationship with socialism. Originally written in Polish, these works are relatively unknown to readers of English until the first edition of this book in 1976, although the controversy they created – specifically, the prominent conflict between Luxemburg and Lenin over the question of national self-determination-was indeed widely known. Many Marxists who have canonized Rosa Luxemburg have nonetheless been careful to excise from their collections of her writings everything that reflected her view of the available Luxemburg anthologies. Of great value for any student of Marxism, The National question presents some of the most important work by one of the twentieth century’s most significant socialist theorists.
ForewordIntroduction: The Right of National Self- Determination in Marxist Theory – Luxemburg vs. LeninThe Polish Question at the International Congress in LondonForeword to the Anthology the Polish Question and the Socialist MovementThe National Question and Autonomy1. The Right of Nations to Self-Determination2. The Nation – State and the Proletariat3. Federation, Centralization, and Particularize4. Centralization and Autonomy5. The National Question and AutonomyThere Can Be No Self-Determination Under CapitalismThe Nationalities Question in the Russian RevolutionAppendix: “These” of the Editors of Gazeta RobotniczaI. Imperialism and National OppressionII. The So-called Right of Self-Determination of NationsIII. The Polish Question and Social Democracy