Same hymn sheet

Ben Lewis introduces another excerpt from his translation of Karl Kautsky's 'Republic and social democracy in France'- published in English for the first time

The following text is the second part of Karl Kautsky’s 1905 work, ‘Republic and social democracy’, which was originally published as a series of seven articles in the theoretical weekly, Die Neue Zeit. As the reader will see, in the second part of his series Kautsky, picking up from where he left off,[1] discusses the French Second Republic of 1848-50. This historical approach is a common feature of Kautsky’s polemics and theoretical articles. He often sets out a problem or dispute and then maps out its development through different time periods and circumstances.

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The second part of Karl Kautsky's 1905 work, 'Republic and social democracy', translated by Ben Lewis

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