Pierre Broué, La révolution en Allemagne, 1917–1923, 1973.
© Pierre Broué, Les Editions de Minuit, 1971.
Translated by John Archer.
Edited by Ian Birchalt & Brian Pearce.
With an Introduction by Eric D. Weitz.
Published by Brill, Leiden & Boston / Haymarket Books, Chicago.
© Copyright 2005 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
This extract published here with the kind permission of the copyright holders.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for the Marxists’ Internet Archive.
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Foreword to the English Edition
Chapter One: The Battlefield
Chapter Two: Social Democracy Before 1914
Chapter Three: The Lefts in German Social Democracy
Chapter Four: The War and the Crisis of Social Democracy
Chapter Five: The Foundation of the Independent Social-Democratic Party
Chapter Six: The Rise of the Revolutionary Movement
Chapter Seven: Problems of the World Revolution
Chapter Eight: The November Revolution
Chapter Nine: The Period of Dual Power
Chapter Ten: The Crisis in the Socialist Movement
Chapter Eleven: The Foundation of the Communist Party of Germany
Chapter Twelve: The Uprising of January 1919
Chapter Thirteen: The Noske Period
Chapter Fourteen: Stabilisation in Germany and World Revolution
Chapter Fifteen: The Communist Party After January 1919
Chapter Sixteen: The Ultra-Left Opposition and the Split
Chapter Seventeen: The Problem of Centrism
Chapter Eighteen: The Kapp Putsch
Chapter Nineteen: The Communist Party at the Crossroads
Chapter Twenty: Moscow and the German Revolutionaries
Chapter Twenty-One: The Great Hopes of 1920
Chapter Twenty-Two: Paul Levi: A German Conception of Communism
Chapter Twenty-Three: The First Steps of the Unified Communist Party
Chapter Twenty-Four: The Split in the Italian Socialist Party
Chapter Twenty-Five: The March Action
Chapter Twenty-Six: Aftermath of a Defeat
Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Moscow Compromise
Chapter Twenty-Eight: Unity Preserved With Difficulty
Chapter Twenty-Nine: A New Start
Chapter Thirty: The Rapallo Turn
Chapter Thirty-One: For the United Front Against Poverty and Reaction
Chapter Thirty-Two: The ‘Mass Communist Party’
Chapter Thirty-Three: The Workers’ Government
Chapter Thirty-Four: The Development of the Tactic
Chapter Thirty-Five: The Occupation of the Ruhr
Chapter Thirty-Six: Crisis in the KPD
Chapter Thirty-Seven: An Unprecedented Pre-Revolutionary Situation
Chapter Thirty-Eight: The Overthrow of the Cuno Government
Chapter Thirty-Nine: Preparing the Insurrection
Chapter Forty: Moscow’s View of the German Revolution
Chapter Forty-One: The German October
Chapter Forty-Two: Aftermath of Another Defeat
Chapter Forty-Three: History and Politics
Chapter Forty-Four: Grafting Bolshevism onto German Stock
Chapter Forty-Five: Paul Levi: The Lost Opportunity?
Chapter Forty-Six: Karl Radek: The Confusion of Styles?
Chapter Forty-Seven: Balance Sheet of a Defeat
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