The National Question -  Selected Writings

The National Question - Selected Writings

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Author: Rosa Luxemburg
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Collen Taylor/Sophia Miskiewicz et al
Publisher: Aakar Books
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 320
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789350020050


Collected here are Rosa Luxemburg’s writings on the question of national self-determination and its relationship with socialism. Originally written in Polish, these works are relatively unknown to readers of English until the first edition of this book in 1976, although the controversy they created – specifically, the prominent conflict between Luxemburg and Lenin over the question of national self-determination-was indeed widely known.

Many Marxists who have canonized Rosa Luxemburg have nonetheless been careful to excise from their collections of her writings everything that reflected her view of the available Luxemburg anthologies. Of great value for any student of Marxism, The National question presents some of the most important work by one of the twentieth century’s most significant socialist theorists.


Introduction: The Right of National Self- Determination in Marxist Theory – Luxemburg vs. Lenin

The Polish Question at the International Congress in London

Foreword to the Anthology the Polish Question and the Socialist Movement

The National Question and Autonomy
1. The Right of Nations to Self-Determination
2. The Nation – State and the Proletariat
3. Federation, Centralization, and Particularize
4. Centralization and Autonomy
5. The National Question and Autonomy

There Can Be No Self-Determination Under Capitalism

The Nationalities Question in the Russian Revolution

Appendix: “These” of the Editors of Gazeta Robotnicza
I. Imperialism and National Oppression
II. The So-called Right of Self-Determination of Nations
III. The Polish Question and Social Democracy