Paul Levi: A Luxemburgist Alternative?
A review of In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Writings of Paul Levi
Publisher: New Politics
Year Published: 2012
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX16228
Among the adversaries of capitalism, some have argued that a revolution could have been achieved differently and better in the spirit of Rosa Luxemburg, who wrote a critique of the Bolsheviks undemocratic policies as early as 1918. Paul Levi, Luxemburgs lawyer, briefly her lover, her follower, and from 1919 to 1921 her successor at the head of German Communism, was the first to defend a Luxemburgist alternative to Bolshevism.