Friday, January 03, 2014

Referring to the 1917 October Revolution, communist leader Rosa Luxemburg once said “Lenin and Trotsky and their friends were the first, those who went ahead as an example to the proletariat of the world; they are still the only ones up to now who can cry with Hütten, ‘I have dared!’”

Luxemburg along with fellow communist leader Karl Liebknecht, the two most important leaders of German communism, were assassinated during the Spartacist uprising in Germany, which took place from January 4 to January 15, 1919.

In commemoration of these two exemplary revolutionary working class leaders, and of the Spartacist Uprising, I am providing a link to an essay on the uprising that I wrote for an undergraduate course on modern German history.

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