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200 × 130 mm
224 pages
30 illustrations
10 Aug 2020
Critical Lives
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Rosa Luxemburg Dana Mills

As an economist and political theorist, Rosa Luxemburg created a body of work that still resonates powerfully today. Born in Poland in 1871, she became a revolutionary leader in Berlin, publishing works including ‘Reform or Revolution’ and The Accumulation of Capital. In this account of her short yet extraordinary life, Dana Mills examines Luxemburg’s writings, including her own correspondence, to reveal a woman who was fierce in professional battles and loving in personal relationships.

What is her legacy today, a hundred years after her assassination in Berlin in 1919 at the age of 47? Luxemburg’s emphasis on humanity, equality and her insistence on revolution gave coherence, as this compelling biography illustrates, to a fraught life story and a colossal economic and political legacy.

Dana Mills is a political theorist, lecturer, campaigner for socialist-feminism and anti-racism, dancer and the author of Dance and Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries (2016).


1 A Clap of Thunder
2 Dress Rehearsal for the Revolution
3 The Last Two Men of German Social Democracy
4 The Countess of Wronke Fortress
5 Ultimate Revolutionary Duty
6 Discord Marching On

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