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Rosa Luxemburg
(1871-1919) born on
Mar 05
Polish-German socialist, writer. Bloody Rosa played a key role in the founding of the Polish Social Democratic Party and the Spartacus party, 1918.
         
   
F
Without general elections, without unrestricted freedom of press and assembly, without a free struggle of opinion, life dies out in every public institution, becomes a mere semblance of life, in which only the bureaucracy remains as the active element.

R
Freedom is always and exclusively freedom for the one who thinks differently.
A
The high stage of world-industrial development in capitalistic production finds expression in the extraordinary technical development and destructiveness of the instruments of war.
N
Victory or defeat? It is the slogan of all-powerful militarism in every belligerent nation. . . . And yet, what can victory bring to the proletariat?
K
Self-criticism, cruel, unsparing criticism that goes to the very root of the evil, is life and breath for the proletarian movement.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Russian Revolution," by Paul Froelich, ch. 6, 1940, tr. 1961.
R: "Prison notes," 1918; in "The Russian Revolution," ch. 6, 1922, tr. 1961.
A: "The Crisis in the German Social Democracy," 1919.
N: "The Crisis in the German Social Democracy," 1919.
K: "The Crisis in the German Social Democracy," 1919.
   


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