Herman Gorter

Pannekoek and Gorter's Marxism

A lengthy introduction to the marxism of Pannekoek and Gorter, followed by five translated texts from these two authors.

A life of struggle: Farewell to Herman Gorter - Anton Pannekoek

An obituary for left communist Herman Gorter by Anton Pannekoek in 1927.

Imperialism, the world war and social democracy - Herman Gorter

German left communist Herman Gorter on war, imperialism and the nationalist degeneration of the First International.

Review: Herman Gorter's Imperialism, the world war and social democracy - Vladimir Sarabjanov

Translated review from Red Virgin Soil, 1921, n.3, p. 343-46 of 'Imperialism...', State Publishing House (Gosizdat). Moscow. 1920

Historical Materialism Explained To Workers - Herman Gorter

Pamphlet from 1908 attempting to clearly explain the Marxist concept of historical materialism to working people.

Gorter, Herman, 1864-1927 obituary - H. Canne Meijer

Herman Gorter (1864-1927), theoretician of left wing communism

Obituary of Dutch Council communist and poet, Herman Gorter.

The opportunism of the Communist Party of the Netherlands - Hermann Gorter

Hermann Gorter recounts his struggle against the Dutch Communist Party, following its abandonment of internationalist principles and adoption of reformist policies.

The Origins of Nationalism in the Proletariat

An attempt by the Dutch communist in 1915 to explain how the working class of Europe ended up participating in the mass butchery of WWI.