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Aside from its Russian predecessor, the German Revolution is arguably the most important event of the twentieth century. Millions of workers and soldiers, organised in soviets across the most industrially advanced country in the world, raised the possibility of international socialism. The crushing defeat of the revolution and the murder of its main radical leaders, Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, would lead directly to the rise of Hitler and fascism.
In this important book, Chris Harman paints a vivid picture of events and draws out their significance for revolutionary strategy. He explores the dynamics of the movement, the political debates among its leaders and the complex challenges involved in establishing a mass revolutionary workers’ party.