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  Karl Kautsky
The Kautskys were aware of the importance of these documents when they were alive, and made a habit of preserving any piece of paper that came to their attention, no matter if it was a one-line postcard, a visiting card, or a huge correspondence file.
After her marriage to Karl in 1890 she became his collaborator as well; in addition, she was a publicist, translator, editor, and archivist and last but not least, the mother of three sons.
The Kautskys were truly internationalist in their way of living and orientation.
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  Wikinfo | Karl Kautsky   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Karl Kautsky (October 18 1854 - October 17 1938) was a leading theoretician of social democracy.
Kautsky was born in Prague; he studied history and philosophy in Vienna, and became a member of Austrian social democracy in 1875.
Karl Kautsky lived in Berlin-Friedenau for many years; his wife, Luise Kautsky, was a close friend of Rosa Luxemburg, who also lived in Friedenau, and today there is a commemorative plaque where Kautsky lived at Saarstraße 14.
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 Leon Trotsky’s Political Profiles: Karl Kautsky   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Kautsky was without doubt the most outstanding theoretician of the Second International and over the major part of his conscious life he represented and generalized the better sides of the Second International.
Kautsky the propagandist and vulgarizer of Marxism saw his principal theoretical mission in reconciling reform and revolution.
Kautsky tirelessly defended the revolutionary character of the doctrine of Marx and Engels although even here the initiative in rebutting the attempts of the revisionists belonged usually not to him but to the more decisive elements (Rosa Luxemburg, Plekhanov and Parvus).
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 Karl Kautsky
Karl Kautsky has been rightly considered the successor of Engels in the intellectual leadership of the Marxian School.
Kautsky was the compiler and editor of Karl Marx's Theories of Surplus Value (1905-10), the founder of Die Neue Zeit and a political leader of the German Social Democrats.
As such, Kautsky served as the principal opponent of Eduard Bernstein's "revisionist" interpretation of Marx (1899), as a protagonist during the Socialist Calculation debate (1907), as well as an arbitrator during the intra-Marxian debate on the theory of crisis and the debate on imperialism.
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 Kautsky, Karl Johann - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
KAUTSKY, KARL JOHANN [Kautsky, Karl Johann], 1854-1938, German-Austrian socialist, b.
A leading figure in the effort to spread Marxist doctrine in Germany, he was the principal deviser of the Erfurt Program, which set the German Social Democratic party on an orthodox Marxist path and established him as a dominant figure in the Second International.
Kautsky wrote a great amount of socialist and other literature and edited the German documents on the origin of World War I (4 vol., 1919).
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 Karl Korsch's Marxism
Kautsky was a figure of enormous stature, close to Frederick Engels, he was given the responsibility of publishing many of Marx's original manuscripts after Engels' death.
Karl Korsch was born in 1886 in Tostedt, near Hamburg in Germany.
If Kautsky's Marxism was the theoretical expression of a reformist compromise in the interests of the bureaucratic structures of the SPD; Karl Korsch's Marxism fitted the perspective of an activist at the moment of capitalism's crisis, it tied Marxist theory to the class struggle and to the need for revolution.
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 The "Renegade" Kautsky and his Disciple Lenin. | libcom.org
Part of the interest in discussing Kautsky's article was the fact that Lenin's much better known article The Three Sources and Three Component Parts of Marxism was based on it, and it therefore illuminated the relationship between Kautsky's and Lenin's conceptions of marxism and socialism.
Kautsky was unquestionably the major thinker of the Second International and his party, the German Social Democratic Party, the most powerful.
Kautsky, the guardian of orthodoxy, was almost universally regarded as the most knowledgeable expert on the work of Marx and Engels and their privileged interpreter.
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 Karl Johann Kautsky Biography | Encyclopedia of World Biography
The German-Austrian Socialist Karl Johann Kautsky (1854-1938) was the major theoretician of German Social Democracy before World War I and one of the principal figures in the history of the international Socialist movement.
Born in Prague, Karl Kautsky was the son of a Czech painter and his actress wife.
Kautsky was the author of much of the Erfurt program of 1891, strongly Marxist and revolutionary in tone, which was to remain the official program of the party throughout the imperial period, and he strongly resisted the revisionist tendencies associated with Bernstein that subsequently challenged many of the basic assumptions laid down at Erfurt.
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 Karl Kautsky - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Furthermore, he is also a significant figure in Marxist history, as he was the editor of the fourth volume of Karl Marx's economic critique, Das Kapital.
He was very interested in the study of religion as a historical phenomenon, and published Der Ursprung des Christentums ("Foundations of Christianity") in 1908.
Kautsky was described as a "renegade" by Vladimir Lenin, and he in turn castigated Lenin in his 1934 work Marxism and Bolshevism: Democracy and Dictatorship:
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 Karl Kautsky, The Materialist Conception of History
Kautsky was the literary legatee of Marx and Engels, and the great systematiser of their work.
Kautsky's negative attitude to Freud, for example (pp.58, 93, 106-7, 511), stands in marked contrast to Trotsky in Culture and Socialism, and readers of Lenin's Materialism and Empirio-criticism will be interested to learn that Kautsky placed far more value on Mach's work than Lenin did (p.31).
Kautsky's book was published in 1927, in the middle of the palmy days of the `Roaring Twenties' and the Stresemann Era, and its trouble-free, evolutionary, unproblematic conception of gradual upward human progress seemed to be a reasonable assumption at the time.
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Soon after the death of Karl Marx, a Marxian school of economics emerged under the leadership of Marx's inner circle of companions and co-writers, notably Friedrich Engels and Karl Kautsky, both of whom were German.
For instance, Karl Kautsky first replied that there was no theory of breakdown in Marx's work at all, and then, in 1902, Kautsky acknowledged there was a theory of "chronic depression" -- not a big-bang breakdown, but rather one that stressed the increasing severity of recurrent crises.
In Austria, Karl Renner became Chancellor (later President), while Otto Bauer served as secretary of state for foreign affairs (their minister of finance was, once again, Joseph Schumpeter, on whose unlucky shoulders the blame for the ensuing hyperinflation was placed).
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 Gary P Steenson
Karl Kautsky (1854-1938) was the most important of the many hundreds of people who tried their hands at theory for German social democracy.
Kautsky and other critics of Bernstein were on the firmest ground when they rejected his call for the expansion of the party beyond the industrial working class.
Anticipating Kautsky's later conclusions, she contended rather that what was needed was for Bernstein to recognize finally that in theory and practice he was not a socialist, but a petty-bourgeois radical.
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A new and higher type of man Karl Kautsky: A Marxist view of Judaism Abstract In 1914, a book was published in Germany with the ambiguous title Rasse und Judentum.
The author, Karl Kautsky, was an Austrian from a Jewish background who was deeply involved in orthodox Marxism and its practical realization within the Social Democratic Party both in Austria and Germany.
Kautsky develops a theory in which he claims multiple origins of the Jews which results in a mixed Jewish race.
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 Biographie: Karl Kautsky, 1854-1938
Oktober: Karl Kautsky wird in Prag als Sohn des Theatermalers Johann Kaustky und der Schriftstellerin und Schauspielerin Minna (geb.
Kautskys Einfluß nimmt ab, er wird in der Partei zunehmend isoliert.
Kautsky reflektiert die Niederwerfung der österreichischen Sozialdemokratie in seiner anonym erschienenen Schrift "Über die Grenzen der Gewalt".
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 Karl Kautsky : German Socialism
Karl Kautsky was born in Prague, on 16th October, 1850.
In 1880 Kautsky moved to Zurich where he met and was influenced by the Marxist writer, Eduard Bernstein.
Kautsky, like Eduard Bernstein, sided with the left-wing over Germany's participation in the First World War and in 1915 voted against war credits.
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 Two Letters of Friedrich Engels
I - Engels to Karl Kautsky in Zurich
Kautsky wrote a reply to this which together with Schramm's manuscript he sent to Engels for evaluation.
Karl Kautsky and Carl August Schramm engaged in polemics from August to November 1885 on the significance of Marx and Rodbertus.
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 Karl Kautsky Beschreibung in Library - Definition und Buch-Tipp.
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Karl Kautsky (* 18.10 1854, Prag, † 17.10 1938, Amsterdam), führender Theoretiker der deutschen und internationalen Sozialdemokratie (SPD).
Kautsky war seit 1890 mit Luise Ronsperger verheiratet.
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 Karl Kautsky: Viele Informationen uber Karl Kautsky an omega.it
1903 profiliert sich Kautsky in der Partei als Kritiker des Bernsteinschen Revisionismus, vermittelte zwischen der reformorientierten Parteiführung und der radikalen Linken.
Kautsky war seit 1890 mit Luise Ronsperger verheiratet.
Kautsky lebte lange Jahre in Berlin-Friedenau, am Haus Saarstraße 14 erinnert eine Gedenktafel an ihn.
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 Of renegades and united secretariats: Some historical reflections
Condemning the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly by the Soviets, he bowed to the fetishes of bourgeois parliamentarism and joined the camp of the democratic counterrevolution sponsored by the white supremacist leader of American imperialism, the Democratic President Woodroow Wilson.
Kautsky wrote three books in defence of the democratic counterrevolution, the first two of which were answered by Lenin and Trotsky.
Lenin's The Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky (1918) was a reply to Kautsky's The Dictatorship of the Proletariat (1918), and Trotsky's Terrorism and Communism: A Reply to Karl Kautsky (1920) was written in response to Kautsky's Terrorism and Communism: A Contribution to the Natural History of Revolution (1919).
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 MIA - Sezione italiana: Enciclopedia Marxista
In primavera Kautsky ricevette da Höchberg l'incarico di recarsi a Londra, dove avrebbe poi fatto conoscenza di Marx ed Engels.
Kautsky successivamente scrisse una serie di lavori di stampo marxista, ma anche nei suoi migliori scritti fece vari e rilevanti errori; egli non seppe mai usare con metodo il materialismo dialettico e fu sempre lontano dal comprendere e dall'adottare una posizione marxista rivoluzionaria sulla questione della dittatura del proletariato.
Negli anni della prima grande guerra imperialista Kautsky fu pacifista, ma dopo la Rivoluzione d'Ottobre si schierò con violenza contro il Marxismo-Leninismo e divenne un nemico giurato della rivoluzione proletaria predicando l'intervento armato contro la Russia dei Soviet.
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 Karl Korsch
Respected by all wings of the Socialist International, it was Kautsky who was seen to have defended Marxism against the attacks of the revisionists, notably Eduard Bernstein, who campaigned for the German Social Democratic Party to convert itself into an explicitly reformist organisation.
With all their orthodox obsession with the abstract letter of Marxist theory [even Bernstein’s opponents, Kautsky and the orthodox Marxists within the Second International] were unable to preserve its original revolutionary character.
van Elteren, "Karl Korsch and Lewinian Social Psychology: Failure of a Project", History of the Human Sciences 5/2 (1992), pp.33-62; the results of the research are published as K. Korsch and K. Lewin, "Mathematical Constructs in Psychology and Sociology", Journal of Unified Sciences 9 (1939).
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 Kautsky, Karl 1854-1938 books, find the lowest prices   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Karel Kautsky a Ceskoslovensko : Vybor Z Edice Karl Und Luise Kautsky, Briefwechsel Mit Der Tschechoslowakei 1879-1939
Karl Kautsky, Seine Auffassungen Zur Politischen Demokratie : Eine Ideengeschichtliche Betrachtung Unter Besonderer Berucksichtigung Seines Modells Der Politischen Institutionen
Marxismus Und Demokratie : Karl Kautskys Bedeutung in Der Sozialistischen Arbeiterbewegung
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 Workers World March 18, 2004: Kautsky on Christianity
The German Marxist Karl Kautsky, in his 1908 book "Foundations of Christianity," made a scholarly examination of the class relations and material conditions of life in the time and place in which Jesus was supposed to have lived.
According to Kautsky, a shepherd named Athronges led a mass uprising just before Jesus was born.
Kautsky classified the crucifixion as "an incident in the history of the sufferings of the Jewish people."
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 Marxists Internet Archive Library, Complete Index of Writers
The founders of Marxism, Marx and Engels, participated in the “International Workingmen's Association” from 1864 to 1872, where they found their first base of support and a connection with the workers' movement.
Karl Liebknecht did that openly from the rostrum of parliament (the Reichstag) [of which he was a deputy – he was the only member of government to do so]." Executed by the German government.
German Left Communist who voted with Karl Liebknecht against the war credits and was a founding member of the German Communist Party.
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 From What Next
After Lenin's death on 21 January 1924, Karl Kautsky was contacted by Panski-Solski, the Berlin correspondent of the Soviet government's newspaper lzvestia, and invited to contribute a commemorative article on Lenin.
As a vociferous opponent of the Bolshevik regime, who had been memorably denounced by Lenin in the pamphlet Proletarian Revolution and the Renegade Kautsky, the theoretician of German social democracy was no doubt astonished to receive such a request.
This situation of the unity of the working masses of the world in jointly honouring their fallen hero, in freely working together to build the socialist society, is one I may not yet see, before I follow Lenin into the land from which no traveller ever returns.
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 Karl Kautsky on the roots of Communism and Christianity
Karl Kautsky on the roots of Communism and Christianity
Kautsky was a German Jewish Marxist who wrote a book Terrorism and Communism opposing the totalitarian methods of the Bolsheviks, eliciting in reply Trotsky's book The Defence of Terrorism (also known as Dictatorship Vs.
The Evidence from the Americas (3) Karl Kautsky, The Foundations of Christianity.
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