Marxist Writers: Karl Radek

Karl Radek
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Karl Radek


Member of the R.S.D.L.P. since its beginning, where he was active in Galicia, Russian Poland and Germany. Took an anti-war stand during WWI. Became a Bolshevik in 1917. In 1923 a member of the Left Opposition; expelled from the party in 1927 as a result. Radek re-entered the party in 1930, but was again expelled in 1936. Tried in the Second Moscow Trial, and died while in prison. Serge had written of Radek: “A sparkling writer ... thin, rather small, nervous, full of anecdotes which often had a savage side to them ... just like an old-time pirate.”



March 1909

The Unity of the Working Class


Marxism and the Problems of War

5 May 1916

The End of a Song


The Development of Socialism from Science to Action

September 1918

Preface to Arthur Ransomes’s A Letter to America

18 January 1919

Karl Liebknecht – At the Martyr’s Graveside

6 November 1919



Dictatorship and Terrorism (book)

June–July 1920

The Labour Movement, Shop Committees and the Third International

June–July 1920

The Polish Question and the International

July 1920

England and the East

3 August 1920

On the Trade Unions, at Second Congress of the Communist International;
Replying to the Discussion

October 1920

Bertrand Russell’s Sentimental Journey


Is the Russian Revolution a Bourgeois Revolution? (pamphlet)

May 1921

The Downfall of Levi

25 June 1921

Report from Credentials Commission, at Third Congress of the Communist International, translated by John Riddell

26 June 1921

Speech in Discussion of Executive Committee Report, at Third Congress of the Communist International, translated by John Riddell

30 June 1921

Report on Tactics and Strategy, at Third Congress of the Communist International, translated by John Riddell

30 June 1921

Summary to Discussion of Tactics and Strategy, at Third Congress of the Communist International, translated by John Riddell

10 September 1921

Outlines of World Politics

17 October 1921

The International Situation and the Task before the Working Class

19 October 1921

The political situation in Poland and Pilsudski’s provocation policy

29 October 1921

The Soviet Government and the Recognition of the Pre-War Debts

8 November 1921

The Anglo-French Conflict in Europe and the Washington Conference

13 December 1921

Is the Russian Revolution a Bourgeois Revolution? (Part 1)

16 December 1921

Is the Russian Revolution a Bourgeois Revolution? (Part 2)


The Paths of the Russian Revolution


Foundation of the Two and a Half International


Eve of Fusion of the Second and Two-and-a-Half International


From the Hague to Essen

10 January 1922

The Next Problems Before the Communist International

10 January 1922

Soviet Russia and Genoa

2 April 1922

Speech at the Berlin Conference

5 April 1922

Reply to Ramsay Macdonald

12 April 1922

The Results of the Berlin Conference of the Three Internationals

19 April 1922

Genoa and Soviet Russia

19 April 1922

The Fight for the Existence of the Russian Soviet Republic

5 May 1922

The Champions of the World Proletariat

2 June 1922

The Results of the First International Campaign for the Proletarian United Front

7 June 1922

Radio (with B. Kohn)

9 June 1922

Report of Comrade Radek on the Break-Up of the Commission of Nine

9 June 1922

The Results of the Session of the Enlarged Executive Committee

17 June 1922

To Arthur Henderson and James Ramsay MacDonald! (with N. Bukharin, L.-O. Frossard & C. Zetkin)

17 June 1922

The Historical Significance of the Trial of the Social Revolutionaries

20 June 1922

The Hague Conference

20 June 1922

An Open Letter to Vandervelde

24 June 1922

Soviet Russia and Disarmament

28 June 1922

American Workers and Soviet Russia

28 June 1922

The German Crisis

18 July 1922

Maxim Gorki and the Russian Revolution

28 July 1922

The Class Struggle in Germany After the Rathenau Murder

2 August 1922

New Disclosures About the Social Revolutionary Party

8 August 1922

The Revision of the German Indemnity and International Indebtedness

10 August 1922

Social-Revolutionary Thieves and Menshevik Receivers

11 August 1922

The Voice of the Workers’ International

12 August 1922

The Assassination of Djemal Pasha

18 August 1922

The New Economic Policy and the Dictatorship of the Proletariat

18 August 1922

Russia’s Peace Negotiations with Japan

29 August 1922

The European Crisis and Soviet Russia

30 August 1922

Where the S.R.’s Got Their Money

October 1922

The Greek Revolution

October 1922

The Winding-Up of the Versailles Treaty, Report to the IV. Congress of the Comintern


Leon Trotsky, Organizer of Victory


Ruhr and Hamburg

May 1923


June 1923

The International Outlook

June 1923

Leo Schlageter: The Wanderer into the Void (“The Schlageter Speech”)

July 1923

Fascism and Communism


Through Germany in the Sealed Coach

October 1926

November: A Page of Recollections

December 1926

A Letter to Klara Zetkin


Larisa Reisner

October 1928

Appeal for Trotsky


Capitalist Slavery vs. Socialist Organisation of Labour

January 1931

Greetings to Romain Rolland


The Birth of the First International


Fifteen Years of the Communist International (pamphlet)

August 1934

Contemporary World Literature and the Tasks of Proletarian Art (Speech at the Soviet Writers Congress)


Felix Dzerzhinski

May 1935

At A New Stage

May 1935

Head in the Lion’s Mouth

May 1935

The Barrel Organ


Last updated: 5 May 2020