Karl Kautsky, 1854-1938

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Karl Kautsky, 1854-1938

By Gary P. Steenson
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1978
308 pp. $15.95

Kautsky was one of the most influential Marxists of his day, the mentor to an entire generation of Marxists. This book rescues him from relative obscurity: it guides us intelligently through the evolution of his thought (from "romantic socialist to consistent Marxist") and reconstructs his efforts to adapt Marx's theories and precepts to the political needs of a mass party. A very competent monograph.

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