Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745336473 Published April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336527 Published April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada

Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal

Jon Nixon

Rosa Luxemburg and the Struggle for Democratic Renewal

Jon Nixon

Distributed for Pluto Press

192 pages | 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 | © 2018
Paper $32.00 ISBN: 9780745336473 Published April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9780745336527 Published April 2018 For Sale in All Americas and the Caribbean except Canada
Revolutionary Marxist activist Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919) has long been a major inspiration for activists on the left. But what can we learn from looking closely at her life today? Jon Nixon answers that question here, offering a clear, concise account of Luxemburg’s biography and thought and setting it in relation to contemporary economic, political, and social debates. Nixon presents Luxemburg as not only an activist, but also as a major political theorist, showing how her thinking about global capitalism, state militarism, and other subjects can still be applied today, with powerful effects. By establishing a rich and distinctive account of Luxemburg, Nixon makes a compelling argument for the continuing relevance of her struggle for democratic renewal.
Review Quotes
Tanya Fitzgerald, La Trobe University
“An authoritative book that offers a compelling insight into the life and work of Rosa Luxemburg. Meticulously researched, this book showcases Nixon’s breadth of scholarship, insight and critical imagination. In his interrogation of Luxemburg’s social, historical and political contributions, Nixon exposes the importance of thinking differently and acting collectively. A significant contribution to the field of intellectual history.”
 
Patrick Hayden, University of St Andrews
“Jon Nixon’s absorbing encounter with Rosa Luxemburg’s controversial legacy is at once a scholarly and thoroughly enjoyable reading of this remarkable thinker of ‘the political.’ Not only is Nixon’s analysis discerning and persuasive, it is also a timely reminder that Luxemburg’s iconoclastic voice should play a decisive role in critical discussions of global politics today.” 
Michael W. Apple, University of Wisconsin
“Jon Nixon provides us with a very well-written and detailed examination of Rosa Luxemburg and the historical and current importance of her work.  This is a fine introduction to a compelling historical figure.”
 
Helen Gunter, University of Manchester
“A must for all those who are committed to social justice and democracy.”
 
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