Rzecz o Konstytuancie i o Rządzie Tymczasowym. (Socjaldemokracja Królestwa Polskiego i Litwy.) [About the Constituent Assembly and the Provisional Government. (Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania.)]. Rosa Luxemburg.
Rosa Luxemburg on the Russian Revolution of 1905

Rzecz o Konstytuancie i o Rządzie Tymczasowym. (Socjaldemokracja Królestwa Polskiego i Litwy.) [About the Constituent Assembly and the Provisional Government. (Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania.)]

Warszawa (Warsaw): Czerwonego Sztandaru, 1906. First edition. Published anonymously. In original blue paper. 46, (2) p. Rust stains at staple, otherwise in fine condition.

The main demands of revolutionary parties in the Russian Revolution of 1905 were to create the democratically elected Constituent Assembly and the State Duma, the parliament, that shares and balances the power of the Tsar.

The pamphlet was published by the “Social Democracy of the Kingdom of Poland and Lithuania” the Marxist political party whose most famous member was the author Rosa Luxemburg (1871–1919). In the essay she praises the revolutionary proletariat and commemorates its victims in the Revolution, that – according to her – is the price of the creation of the Russian Constitution which will, with the Provisional Government, overthrow the anachronistic tsarist system of government.

Luxemburg also deals with the persecution of the Jews by the tsarist government and states that class-conscious workers speak up and defend the persecuted Jews because of the class interest of the proletariat. She explains that if the government is persecuting the Jews for the religion it could also persecute the socialists for their ideology (pp. 16–17.).

Rare work with great historical and social historical importance.

[Dobkin Collection: 10386.]

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