Austro-Marxism: The Ideology of Unity, Volume 2: Changing the World: The Politics of Austro-Marxism (Historical Materialism, Volume 138)

November 1, 2020
Austro-Marxism: The Ideology of Unity, Volume 2: Changing the World: The Politics of Austro-Marxism (Historical Materialism, Volume 138)

During the first half of the twentieth century, Austriansocialist thinkers such as Otto Bauer, Rudolf Hilferding, KarlRenner, and Max Adler emerged from and helped transform AustrianSocial Democracy into one of Europe's best organized and mosteffective political and social movements.Equipped with extensive introductions that outline theintellectual and political background within which the AustroMarxists worked, these volumes represent the most thorough effortto date to provide a representative sampling in English of theAustro-Marxists' key theoretical ideas and their approaches topolitic action. Drawing on their writings from the early twentiethcentury until the collapse of Austrian Socialism in the 1930s,these volumes illustrate the conceptual richness of Austro-Marxistthought and the enduring challenge that socialists faced then andnow in the realization of their hopes.