Despite his close relationship with Rosa Luxemburg, early KPD chairman Ernst Meyer is rarely remembered among the historic leaders of the German left. Yet his writing on “revolutionary Realpolitik” offers key insights for socialist strategy today.
Florian Wilde is a historian and specialist in trade union history at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, and a member of the Die Linke Historical Commission. His most recent book is Revolution als Realpolitik. Ernst Meyer (1887–1930) – Biographie eines KPD-Vorsitzenden (UVK, 2018). He blogs at Wilde Texte.
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