An enlightening and complex reconstruction of the dialogue between leading Socialist theoreticians and Jewish intellectuals from the 1880s until WWII...Impressive t only for its meticulous and extensive research in archives throughout the U.S. and Europe but also for its lucid style. --Choice Jack Jacobs, well versed in the history both of the general socialist movement and of Jewish socialism and Bundism in particular, brings out all the nuances and complexities of the relationship by focusing in detail on the attitudes towards Jews of three personalities: Karl Kautsky, Eduard Bernstein, and Rosa Luxemburg. --Jewish Socialist Mastering a vast array of primary and secondary sources in more than five languages, Dr. Jacobs' meticulous research ...is an impressive piece of scholarship which enhances our understanding of an often troubled, yet important symbiotic relationship. --Andrei S. Markovits, Harvard University Author of The Politics of West German Trade Unions
Jack Jacobs is Professor of Government at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, the City University of New York. He is the author of On Socialists and The Jewish Question After Marx.