Karl Korsch pp 97-113 | Cite as

Political Debates, 1923–8

  • Patrick Goode


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.


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  1. 14.
    Neuberg, op. cit., p. 83; also W. T. Angress, Die Kampfzeit der KPD, 1921–23 (Dusseldorf, 1973), especially Chapter 1s, ‘Eine Revolution scheitert’, pp. 462–511.Google Scholar
  2. 22.
    Korsch, ‘Kritisches und Positives zur Frage der Taktik der Kommunistischen Partei, II’, Neue Zeitung (3 April 1924).Google Scholar
  3. 27.
    Korsch, ‘Lenin und die Komintern’, Die Internationale (1924), pp. 320–27. Review of Stalin, Lenin und der Leninismus, Die Internationale (1924), pp. 668–70.Google Scholar
  4. 36.
    An exception is the favourable review by A. Fogarasi, Die Internationale (1924), pp. 414–16.Google Scholar
  5. 80.
    Korsch, ‘Die zweite Partei’, Kommunistische Politik (December 1927).Google Scholar

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