Destroying the Threat of Luxemburgism in the SPD and the KPD: Rosa Luxemburg and the Theory of Mass Strike

  title={Destroying the Threat of Luxemburgism in the SPD and the KPD: Rosa Luxemburg and the Theory of Mass Strike},
  author={Lea Haro},
  pages={107 - 120}
  • L. Haro
  • Published 19 March 2008
  • History
  • Critique
The Revolutions of 1905–1906 were a watershed in Rosa Luxemburg's practical and theoretical thought. It was at this point that the changing nature of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD) Executive became clear to her and the potential of mass strike (action) showed itself. Luxemburg believed that the debilitating potential of spontaneous mass strike could be utilised as a special weapon in times of revolutionary upheaval. Luxemburg intended mass strikes to be a tool used by the SPD in the… 
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