The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918

The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918

A Psychobiographical Study

by Mark E. Blum

Published by: The University Press of Kentucky

264 pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in, Illus

  • Paperback
  • ISBN: 9780813151311
  • Published: July 2014

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In the brilliant world of Vienna at the turn of the century four men -- Karl Renner, Otto Bauer, Max Adler, and Friedrich Adler -- sought to develop political and economic resolutions to the racial and cultural tensions that were beginning to strain the bonds of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. In this highly original study of these Austro-Marxists, Mark E. Blum uses the insights of depth psychology to trace the roots of their political philosophy in their family and social backgrounds. The Austro-Marxists 1890--1918 is the first book to offer a systematic examination of the thought and milieu of these four thinkers. The only major work on the subject in English, it is a significant contribution to the history of European socialism and, in particular, to the development of Marxist thought outside Russia.