The agony & the ecstasy of Donald Trump: America is at a crossroads — and his is the path to hell


salon.com – Conor Lynch

“Bourgeois society stands at the crossroads, either transition to Socialism or regression into Barbarism.”

When the Marxist theorist and revolutionary Rosa Luxemburg wrote those words a century ago, she could have hardly predicted that Germany — a country with one of the strongest worker movements in the world, long assumed by prominent socialist thinkers, including Karl Marx, to be the most ripe for socialism — would instead give rise to one of the most brutal and heinous regimes the world has ever seen. Following the first World War and the German Revolution of 1918-19 — in which Luxemburg lost her life — the democratic Weimar Republic formed, and a tumultuous decade of intense political division and economic instability engendered the rise of political extremists.

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