Councilism v. Left Communism

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Nov 1 2017 13:39

the paper of the Bremen Left: Arbeiterpolitik, 1916-19, in one clunky 800mb file: http://aaap.be/Pages/Arbeiterpolitik-Bremen-1916-1919.html

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Nov 2 2017 09:39

also recently read the autobiography of Paul Frölich Im radikalen Lager. Politische Autobiographie 1890–1921 which he wrote during his exile period in the 1930ies (manuscript only rediscovered in 2007 and published four years ago), according to him, the main Russian influence on the Bremen Left was Radek, Lenin and his writing were generally unknown before the war in Germany (his name was known to some only through the polemics by Luxemburg/Jogiches against "What is to be done"), Trotsky was known through his writings about the 1905 and the role he played back then. Generally, among the Russian Social Democrats in German exile, the relations were according to Frölich quite easy-going between Bolsheviks and Mensheviks ... also loads of other intetesting stuff in Frölich's book about the left in Germany

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Dec 17 2017 18:41

De Leon and Sylvia were marxist council communists tho
De Leon was most of his political career and Sylvia was later on in her life.

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Dec 18 2017 10:39

Not DeLeon of the SLP - a socialist industrial unionist rather.