Introduction: Transmitting Rosa Luxemburg

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Autumn 2018
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DOI: 10.3898/NewF:94.iNtro.2018

Rosa Luxemburg’s reflections on May Day are important because they reveal a deep and thought-provoking way of thinking about memory and cultural transmission. They indicate, suggestively, that struggles taking place in the past sometimes surprise us, in a ‘lightning-like way’, by their anticipatory force in inspiring struggles of the future, forms of resistance that have not yet taken shape.