Die Linke: Ten Years On

Balhorn, Loren
http://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/06/die-linke-germany-left-refugees-merkel-socialists/

Publisher:  Jacobin
Date Written:  23/06/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX19571

Political organizations, particularly those committed to radical change, face their greatest tests in times of crisis. In 1914, German social democracy, the international socialist movement’s crown jewel, was brought to its knees by its inability to confront the outbreak of World War I. Two decades later, German Communism’s ultra-leftism proved similarly impotent in the face of the growing Nazi threat, and Europe's most powerful laboUr movement was decimated within a couple of years.

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