From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and Germon Revolutionary Marxism

@article{Gerber1988FromLR,
  title={From Left Radicalism to Council Communism: Anton Pannekoek and Germon Revolutionary Marxism},
  author={Jonathan P. Gerber},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={1988},
  volume={23},
  pages={169 - 189}
}
  • J. Gerber
  • Published 1 April 1988
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
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