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Author Rogers, Homer Kendall, author.

Title Before the revisionist controversy : Kautsky, Bernstein, and the meaning of Marxism, 1895-1898 / H. Kendall Rogers
Published London : Routledge, 2015
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Series Routledge Library Editions: Marxism
Routledge Library Editions: Marxism
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page ; Original Copyright Page ; Table of Contents; Bibliographical Preface; Abbreviations; Chapter One: Introduction; A. The Legacy of Friedrich Engels; B. Learning About Marxism; C. The Erfurt Program and Wilhelm Liebknecht; D. Economic Determinism and Revolutionary Consciousness; E. The Democratic Republic; F. Worker Impoverishment, Capital Concentration, and the Catastrophe; G. Socialization, Reforms, and Political Cooperation; H. Violence and Revolution; I. Revolution in England; Chapter Two: The Agrarian Question (1895)
A. Earlier Social-Democratic Views on the Agrarian QuestionB. The Frankfurt Party Congress; C. Reactions to the Frankfurt Party Congress; D. Engels's ""The Peasant Question""; E. The Agrarian Commission; F. Kautsky and the Agrarian Program; G. The Breslau Party Congress; H. The Agrarian Question After Breslau; I. Persecution; Chapter Three: British Politics (Autumn 1895); A. Engels, Liebknecht, and the SDF, 1881-1895; B. The Fabian Essays, 1889; C. The Fabians and German Marxism; D. The Parliamentary Elections of 1895; E. Fabian Arguments Against the SDF
Chapter Four: The Political Crises of 1896A. South Africa; B. Saxony; C. Poland; D. London; E. Turkey; Chapter Five: The Theory Debates of 1896 (Summer and Fall); A. Kanner and the ""Bourgeois Ideologists""; B. Ernest Belfort-Bax and the Meaning of Marxism; C. Social Democracy and the Fabians; D. The ""Problems of Socialism"" Series Begins; E. Belfort-Bax's Reply; Chapter Six: The Turning Point (Winter 1897); A. Bertrand Russell and Social Democracy; B. Bernstein's Fabian Speech; C. The Addendum to Héritier; D. The ""Problems of Socialism"" Series Continued
E. Shaw and ""The Illusions of Socialism""Chapter Seven: Crete and Prussia (Spring and Summer 1897); A. Crete; B. Prussia; Chapter Eight: The Last Months Before the Controversy; A. Strict Marxism (Late August); B. Youth Labor (September); C. The Review of Sighele (November); D. The ""Final-Goal Article"" (December); Chapter Nine: Conclusion; Appendix: Photographs; Select Bibliography; Index
Summary In this book, first published in 1992, the author examines the polemic fought by German Social-Democratic Party leaders and intellectuals Karl Kautsky and Eduard Bernstein against what they perceived to be misunderstandings of Marxism propagated by members of the Social-Democratic Federation (SDF) in England and by the socialist leader Wilhelm Liebknecht in Germany. The debate raised basic questions of socialist theory, including whether the program of Marx and Engels called for scholarly study, parliamentary democracy, and gradual social evolution, or for Utopian speculation, economic collaps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 29, 2015)
Subject Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932.
Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938.
Bernstein, Eduard, 1850-1932.
Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938.
Communism -- History -- 19th century.
Socialism -- History -- 19th century.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Communism & Socialism.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1138890987