Michael Krätke: Rosa Luxemburg – Her Analysis of Imperialism, Her Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

Like Antonio Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg has mainly been perceived and praised as a political theorist.. That perception, dominant as it still is among her admirers on the Left in Europe and all over the world, is thoroughly misguided, as it is in the case of Gramsci (for the latter, see Krätke 2011a). Rosa Luxemburg was a trained economist, very well acquainted with political economy. What is more, she belonged to the relatively small group of people who actually had studied Marx’ Capital, all three volumes of it, and a lot more. Like Gramsci, Rosa Luxemburg did make several contributions to a critical and radical political economy in the Marxist tradition. More

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