Author(s): Rosa Luxemburg
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg s "Complete Works, " entitled"Economic Writings 1," contains some of Luxemburg s most importantstatements on the globalization of capital, wage labor, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations. In addition to a new translation of her doctoral dissertation, The Industrial Development of Poland, Volume I includes the firstcomplete English-language publication of her Introduction toPolitical Economy, which explores (among other issues) the impactof capitalist commodity production and industrialization on noncapitalistsocial strata in the developing world. Also appearing hereare ten recently discovered manuscripts, none of which has everbefore been published in English. "From the Hardcover edition.""
Rosa Luxemburg (1871 1919) was a Polish-born Jewish revolutionary and one of the greatest theoretical minds of the European socialist movement. An activist in Germany and Poland, the author of numerous classic works, she participated in the founding of the German Communist Party and the Spartacist insurrection in Berlin in 1919. She was assassinated in January of that year and has become a hero of socialist, communist and feminist movements around the world. Peter Hudis is a Lecturer at Oakton Community College. He coedited "The Letters of Rosa luxemburg"; "The Rosa Luxemburg Reader"; and Raya Dunayevskaya s "Selected Writings on the Dialectic in Hegel and Marx." "From the Hardcover edition.""