Michael Brie: Rosa Luxemburg’s Symphony on the Russian Revolution

Rosa Luxemburg was an avid botanist. Beyond the fact that she studied biology next to
social sciences and humanities, her entire life was marked by a strong attraction to nature.  Her works are full of metaphors of wild landscapes and the power of life; her letters from prison speak of her yearning for free nature. Even ninety years after Rosa Luxemburg’s death her thinking and her actions can still not be coldly classified and solidly ordered. Neither in the geometrically ordered gardens of the history of Marxist-Leninist thinking nor in the beautifully landscaped gardens of superficial liberalism does she find her place. More

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