Between Decisions (Zwischen den Entscheidungen) (English translation of Rudolf Hilferding's article.)
17 Pages Posted: 24 Jan 2013
Date Written: January 23, 2013
This article is the English translation of Rudolf Hilferding's article "Zwischen den Entscheidungen", first published in: Die Gesellschaft. Internationale Revue für Sozialismus und Politik, Volume 10, Part 1, January 1933, pp. 1–9. Rudolf Hilferding, the author of "Finance Capital" and leading politician of the German Social-Democratic Party analyses the political situation in Germany at the end of 1932. Most striking is his fierce anti-communism, shared by his party, which is decisive for Hitler's rise to power. This political failure had the immediate consequence that Hilferding himself, to save his live, like many other social-democrates, communists and jews, had to leave Germany. Hilferding, having being delivered by French police to the Gestapo died in custody in Paris on February 10, 1941.
Keywords: Rudolf Hilferding, Weimar Republic, Social-Democracy, German Fascism, Anti-Communism
JEL Classification: B25, B31
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