In This Review

German Social Democracy, 1905-1917: the Development of the Schism
German Social Democracy, 1905-1917: the Development of the Schism
By Carl E. Schorske
Harvard University Press, 1955, 358 pp.

An exceptionally fine analysis of the polarization that developed in German social democracy during the last days of the Empire--the emergence of reformists and left radicals, presaging though not identical with the postwar split between Social Democrats and Communists.