social democracy

The letters of Rosa Luxemburg

The most comprehensive collection of letters by Rosa Luxemburg ever published in English.

Anarchism in Germany and other essays - Gustav Landauer

Five essays, together with a historical/biographical sketch of the legendary German anarchist. Expelled (along with Malatesta, et al.) from the Second International, he was a theorist and activist second to none—brutally murdered by the Social Democrats while leading the Bavarian Commune in 1919.

Kautsky's theory of proletarian revolution - Isaak Alter

Karl Kautsky August Bebel Second International

A critical survey, quite detailed, but containing few new insights. Source: Under the Banner of Marxism, 1928, No.4, p. 30-71.

Toast to the revolution - Pierre-Joseph Proudhon

Barricades in 1848

An address from Proudhon to the people of Europe about the importance of the wave of Revolutions sweeping through Europe. It also outlines Proudhon's personal theory of Revolution.

A history of socialist thought: volume IV, part II - communism and social democracy 1914-1931

A History of Socialist Thought: Volume IV, Part II

The second part of the fourth volume in G.D.H. Cole's A History of Socialist Thought series, this one focusing primarily on Communism and Social Democracy, as well as other libertarian currents of Socialism (ex. anarcho-syndicalism) from 1914-1931.

A history of socialist thought: volume IV, part I - communism and social democracy 1914-1931

Volume of GDH Cole's work examining social democracy and communism, looking at Italy and the German and Russian revolutions.

Reform or revolution - Rosa Luxemburg

One of the most important Marxist thinkers and leaders of the twentieth century, Rosa Luxemburg is finding renewed interest among a new generation of activists and critics of global capitalism.

On Labour's pledge to axe the bedroom tax

Why the pledge from the Labour Party to axe the Bedroom Tax doesn't mean we've won and, if we take it at face value, could mean that we lose.

Notes for an understanding of class deals be they social democratic or otherwise

A few notes on the idea of class deals

Labour law and order

Ernest Bevin

An article by Preston Clements for Freedom on the repeal of the Trades Dispute Act in 1946 and the reactionary nature of both the Labour Party and T.U.C.