Perspectives on Rosa Luxemburg 2 (New Formations 94, Autumn 2018)
Author: Benita Parry
In this exchange, Benita Parry reinstates the significance of Luxemburg as a Marxist thinker and activist,¬† whose kind of political commitment cannot be detached from the revolutionary tradition of socialism. Parry‚Äôs¬† compelling reflections address Luxemburg‚Äôs relevance to defining vital questions in Marxism, especially¬† the centrality of class struggle, the Party, spontaneity, imperialism, combined and uneven development, and¬† the accumulation of capital in a neoliberal age. Parry shows how Luxemburg‚Äôs vision is necessarily a systemic, dialectical and materialist one, in a way that could inspire current generations to keep the¬† socialist tradition alive. In the concluding sections, Parry also explores the significance of Luxemburg to rethinking postcolonial studies and the Jewish question¬†today.