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My thanks to Mike Jones, Ben Lewis and John Rose for comments on a first draft. I have learned a great deal from correspondence with Mike Jones, though he does not share my conclusions. David Fernbach (ed.), In the Steps of Rosa Luxemburg: Selected Writings of Paul Levi , Leiden: Brill, 2011

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The following two documents, originally drafted by Paul Levi and rendered for the first time in English (Paul Levi’s ‘Letter to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Germany’ on the Kapp Putsch, of 16 March 1920 , and his ‘Open Letter’ of 8 January 1921), are a documentary appendix to

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expelled from the Communist Party of Germany (Spartacus League) during its second congress, held at Heidelberg from 20 to 24 October 1919, which adopted the ‘Guiding Principles of Communist Precepts and Tactics’ (also known as the ‘Heidelberg Theses’) at the request of Paul Levi, the political heir of Rosa

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Chapter Forty-Five Paul Levi:The Lost Opportunity? Was Paul Levi a Communist? This question needed to be asked from the moment when he refused to take the hand which Lenin extended to him by way of his correspondence with Clara Zetkin. Radek regarded Levi not as a Communist but as a bourgeois

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156920609X460381 Historical Materialism 17 (2009) 101–110 brill.nl/hima Editorial Introduction to Paul Levi, Our Path and What Is the Crime? David Fernbach david.fernbach@wanadoo.fr Abstract Th ese two key texts of German Communism appear in

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Chapter Twenty-Two Paul Levi: A German Conception of Communism Following the Halle Congress, and for the first time since the Communist International was founded, a mass Communist Party existed in one of the most advanced countries of Europe, Germany, the country which revolutionaries always

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© koninklijke brill nv, leiden, 2016 | doi: 10.1163/9789004306660_033 appendix 1 Introduction to ‘The Lessons of the Revolution’1 Paul Levi The effect that the following exposition by Leon Trotsky exercises and will exercise on the Russian Communist Party and perhaps the Russian state is neither

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156920609X460408 Historical Materialism 17 (2009) 146–174 brill.nl/hima What Is the Crime: Th e March Action or Criticising It? Speech at the Session of the Central Committee of the German Communist Party on 4 May 1921 1 Paul Levi Preface It is

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156920609X460390 Historical Materialism 17 (2009) 111–145 brill.nl/hima Our Path: Against Putschism 1 Paul Levi Heavens above, what is going on here! Genuine remorse, even if enforced, or nothing of the kind? Do you really know what you have

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The united-front tactic found its first formulation at the initiative of the Stuttgart metalworkers in December 1920, and became the official policy of the KPD with the publication of the ‘Open Letter’ of the Zentrale of the United Communist Party of Germany, drafted by Paul Levi, on 8

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