For the next five years after the appearance of Marxism and Philosophy, Korsch was intensively involved in party political activity. In bewildering succession he found himself a Communist Minister in a regional government (1923); in a leading position in the left turn made by the KPD (1924) after the defeat of the German revolution; attacked as an ‘ultra-left’ as the party turned rightwards (1925); finally, expelled from the KPD, and the leader of a small splinter group around the periodical Kommunistische Politik.
KeywordsCommunist Party Political Debate Party Leadership Opposition Group Unite Front
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