Liebknecht


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Liebknecht

1. Karl . 1871--1919, German socialist leader: with Rosa Luxemburg he led an unsuccessful Communist revolt (1919) and was assassinated
2. his father, Wilhelm . 1826--1900, German socialist leader and journalist, a founder (1869) of what was to become (1891) the German Social Democratic Party
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On January 15, 1919, Luxemburg and Liebknecht were arrested in Berlin, questioned and shot dead.
Liebknecht had been an early and vociferous opponent of Germany's aggression in World War I, and, during the postarmistice months, a fierce far-left critic of the senior Ebert's efforts to establish a centrist Social Democratic government.
Following the deaths of Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, Paul Levi took the helm of the Communist Party of Germany (KPD) and continued Luxemburg's pursuit of the politics of majority-revolution, only to be expelled from the party within a few short years.
This instinct for leftist politics is apparent in Hitch-22, from his questionable observation that as a political theoretician the German Marxist Karl Liebknecht, who was murdered in 1919 after fomenting a communist coup in Berlin, makes "Asquith and Churchill and Lloyd George seem like pygmies," to his refusal to see the anti-Sandinista guerrillas in Nicaragua as anything more than gangsters in the pay of Ronald Reagan (whom he still loathes with remarkable intensity--hardly a hallmark of neoconservatism), still, Hitchens complains that "in Nation circles .
As socialist leader Wilhelm Liebknecht quipped, "Religious questions have been handled with greater fervor in no epoch of German history than in this moment.
The German socialist Karl Liebknecht forecasted that the last battle for democracy would be fought with the battle cry "Hie, Sozialdemokratie
Just as Friedrich Ebert of the "moderate" Social Democrat Party was declaring a new democratic republic on November 9, 1918, Karl Liebknecht of the Independent Socialists (USPD) was poised to declare the establishment of a new socialist republic with support from the revolutionary masses.
Johann Liebknecht nicknamed this double star Ludwig's Star in 1722 in honour of his German King.
8 May 2009--Week of Europe 2008--a meeting and conversation with students from the 3rd and 4th year of the Karl Liebknecht high school in Frankfurt on the Oder River on the subject of Macedonia and the European Union.
Gumbel was equally disturbed by the apparent collusion of the Socialist-led Weimar government in the murders of the prominent Communist political leaders, Karl Liebknecht and Rosa Luxembourg.