[Marxism] Fire and Blood, Socialism or Barbarism

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Fri Feb 19 07:43:11 MST 2016


On 2/19/16 9:02 AM, Ron Jacobs via Marxism wrote:
> http://stillhomeron.blogspot.com/2016/02/fire-and-blood-socialism-or-barbarism.html
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For comrades' information, Ron is reviewing Enzo Traverso's latest book. 
I have only read one by him in the past and it is very good:

http://www.amazon.com/The-Marxists-Jewish-Question-Revolutionary/dp/1573923273

The relationship of Marxism to the "Jewish Question" is far more complex 
than many have assumed. Despite the Jewish backgrounds of several 
Marxists (including Marx himself), many showed a sense of indifference 
toward a sense of "Jewishness." Yet an increasingly virulent 
anti-Semitism - affecting sections of the working class and culminating 
in the Holocaust and in the growing strength of Zionism - became a 
problem that numerous Marxist thinkers were compelled to consider.

In addition to examining the works of Marx, Karl Kautsky, Leon Trotsky, 
Ber Borokhov, Abram Leon, and figures associated with the Frankfurt 
School, Traverso also investigates the actual policies in the socialist 
and communist movements and sensitively explores the unique history of 
the Jewish workers' movement in various countries.



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