Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism
Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism

Episode 4: Rosa Luxemburg on Republicanism

Timestamps:

0:45 Introduction and nature of the articles I am translating

2:45 Luxemburg goes to Baden on a speaking tour

5:45 Party discipline and the vote for the budget in Baden

8:00 The significance of republicanism in Luxemburg and its importance in the party’s political decline

9:45 Polemic with Franz Mehring about the purported ‘democratic illusions’ of republican agitation

13:45 Party unity, resolutions and parliamentarians

18:05 1910, Historical Reflux and ‘of course we’re against the monarchy’ republicanism

19:25 The German Free Thinkers and Karl Radek

20:05 The symbolic significance of republicanism in the SPD and beyond

21:05 Luxemburg and the question of a party split over Baden

22:40 Comment by Mike Macnair on the ‘negative dialectics’ of the break between Kautsky and Luxemburg

25:20 Luxemburg and the ‘of course we are against the monarchy’ position

27:05 Wilhelm Kolb and his role as leader of the Baden SPD

28:50 Mike Macnair and Rida Vaquas discussing Rosa’s role on the Polish left

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