Rosa Luxemburg


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Rosa Luxemburg (Rosalia Luxemburg, Polish: Róża Luksemburg; 5 March 1871, Zamość, Vistula Land, Russia – 15 January 1919, Berlin, Germany) was a Marxist theorist, philosopher, economist and revolutionary socialist of Polish Jewish descent who became a naturalized German citizen. She was successively a member of the Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania (SDKPiL), the Social ... more »

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  • That is Lenin. Look at the self-willed, stubborn head. A real Russian peasant's head with a few faintly Asiatic lines. That man will try to overturn mountains. Perhaps he will be crushed by them. But ...
    Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919), German revolutionary. repr. In Not By Politics Alone, ch. 4, ed. Tamara Deutsch (1973). Quoted in Zetkin, Reminiscences of...
  • ''Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.''
    Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919), German revolutionary. The Russian Revolution, ch. 6 (1922, trans. 1961). Prison notes, 1918.
  • Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which...
    Rosa Luxemburg (1870-1919), German revolutionary. Prison notes, 1918. The Russian Revolution, ch. 6 (1922, trans. 1961).
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