We introduce the first U.S. edition of Germany: From Revolution to Counter-Revolution 1918-1934 by Rob Sewell. This compact volume discusses the history of the German working class through the revolution of 1918-1923, the economic depression and the Weimar Republic, and finally the counter-revolutionary rise of fascism. It is essential reading for anyone looking to learn the lessons of the past, in order not to repeat similar mistakes in the struggles of the future. Order your copy online from MarxistBooks.com now for $8.99.
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The true lesson of Germany in the 1920s and 30s is that it was only after the repeated failure of the workers' organizations to offer a solution and take power that the middle classes were driven to such extremes of despair. Under such conditions, the ruling class can lean on these layers of society to support reaction. However, before this were to happen again in Germany or in a country like the USA, the working class will have many opportunities to resolve the crisis in its own interests. This poses the need to transform the organizations of the working class into real weapons that can carry out the historic aim of the socialist transformation of society. In the words of Trotsky, the crisis of mankind is the crisis of (revolutionary) leadership. This can only be resolved by the building of a powerful Marxist tendency in the United States and internationally. That is the urgent task of the Workers International League and the International Marxist Tendency.
84 pages. By Rob Sewell. Printed in the USA.