Perspectives on Rosa Luxemburg 1 (New Formations 94, Autumn 2018)
Author: Evelin Wittich
In this brief exchange, Evelin Wittich reflects on the contemporary significance of Rosa Luxemburg. In¬† particular, Wittich addresses ways of situating Luxemburg as a European and global thinker, considering Luxemburg‚Äôs stance on the national question and internationalism. This exchange testifies to Luxemburg‚Äôs¬† continuing relevance in a time of populist politics in Europe. Wittich explores the links between Luxemburg‚Äôs analysis of nationalism and national autonomy, and her engagement with the global remit of the¬† accumulation of capital, imperialism and neo-colonialism. In the conclusion, Wittich also comments on Luxemburg‚Äôs interest in plants and animals and reflects on how Luxemburg‚Äôs personal life cannot be detached from her restless fight for social¬†justice.