Karl Kautsky

Biographies of and works about Karl Kautsky - reading guide

Karl Kautsky

Book length or pamphlet length (10,000 words+) or otherwise notable biographies of the life of and works about Karl Kautsky (1854-1938) with considerable reference to his politics in chronological order. Kautsky was the leading figure of Orthodox Marxism. No works by Kautsky except in edited collections or extracts. For works by Kautsky see https://www.marxists.org/archive/kautsky/index.htm

Against Pacifism

Of the many utopian positions widespread in the left today, some of the most persistent – and misguided – are various manifestations of pacifism. At its core, this type of thinking can be reduced to a single fundamental assumption: that the atrocities of imperialist war can be overcome and allayed without the disappearance of class society.

The Renegade Kautsky and his Acolyte Eric Blanc

Some thoughts on Kautsky, Jacobin magazine and the new Social Democratic current.

Economic Doctrines of Karl Marx - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky's book-length introduction to concepts in Marx's first volume of Capital.

Responses to Marx's Capital: from Rudolf Hilferding to Isaak Illich Rubin

Collection of primary sources dealing with the reception of the economic works of Karl Marx from the 1st to the 3rd International. The documents, translated for the first time from German and Russian, range from the original reviews of Capitals 1 to 3 and Theories of Surplus Value, to debates between Marxist economists and the bourgeois academic representatives of the theory of marginal utility and the German historical school.

Whatever happened to Dear old Lenin?

I read a book by Lenin and I made some notes. The emphasis in the quotes are mine.

Drei Kleine Schriften über Marx - Karl Kautsky

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Kautsky reviews three short books on Marx:
Max Beer, Karl Marx, Eine Monographie. Berlin, Verlag für Sozialwissenschaft 1918. 108 S.
Hermann Müller, Karl Marx und die Gewerkschaften. Ebenda 1918. 106 S.
Robert Wilbrandt, Karl Marx. Versuch einer Einführung. ('"Natur und Geisteswelt" 621). Leipzig, Teubner 1918. 135 S.

Furious gold

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Additional materials to the (forthcoming) volume 'Marxist essays on the theory of money' (edited by Daniel Gaido and Noa Rodman).

Different critics of the Bolsheviks - Karl Kautsky

24 March 1918, Mitteilungsblatt (der Berliner SPD). Translation (in part) of Verschiedene Kritiker der Bolschewiki. Reproduced for reference.

Review: The Mohammedan-Arabic cultural epoch - Karl Kautsky

Kautsky recommends the 1884 book of socialist leader August Bebel, Die mohammedanisch-arabische Kulturperiode, Stuttgart: Dietz. 144 pp.
Source: Die Neue Zeit 2 (1884), 5: 236–37.