Anti-Bolshevist Communism in Germany

Mattick, Paul
http://www.connexions.org/CxArchive/MIA/mattick-paul/1947/germany.htm
http://www.marxists.org/archive/mattick-paul/1947/germany.htm

Publisher:  Retort
Year Published:  1947  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX8272

Until the final collapse of the German labor movement, the retreat of the 'ultra-left' appeared to be a return to theoretical work. The organizations existed in the form of weekly and monthly publications, pamphlets and books. The publications secured the organizations, the organizations the publications. While mass-organizations served small capitalistic minorities, the mass of the workers were represented by individuals. The contradiction between the theories of the 'ultra-left' and the prevailing conditions became unbearable. The more one thought in collective terms the more isolated one became.

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