A study of Marxist and socialist theory and its relationship to war. A history of the attempt to find a unified socialist position relating to capitalist wars.
Table of Contents
A Personal Preface -- Marx and Engels, and the Wars of the Nineteenth Century -- The 'Revolutionary Wars' of 1848–9 -- The 'Eastern Question' and the Crimean War -- Britain's Wars against Persia and China 1856–60 -- The Indian Mutiny -- The Italian War of 1859 and its Aftermath -- Conflicts in the Western Hemisphere in the 1860s -- Rising in Poland 1863 -- The Wars of German Unification 1864–71 -- The 'Russian Menace' in the 1870s and the 1880s -- Colonial Conflicts and Problems 1882 -- Socialism after Marx – the Approach of Armageddon -- The Danger of European War in the 1880s and 1890s -- The Sino-Japanese War 1894–5 and its Aftermath -- Colonial Wars of the United States 1898-1901: Cuba and the Philippines -- The South African (Boer) War 1899–1902 -- The Russo-Japanese War 1904–5 and the Russian Revolution of 1905 -- Socialists Debate the Threat of War 1906–13 -- Curtain-raisers to World War: the the Italo-Turkish and Balkan Wars -- The First World War -- International Socialism at the Outbreak of the First World War -- Socialist Reaction to the War in 1914 -- Discord over Issues of War and Peace – the Austrian Socialists -- The French Socialists and the War -- Socialist War Aims: The Alsace-Lorraine Question -- The German 'Peace Resolution'; Social Democracy Splits -- British Marxism and the War -- International Conferences before Zimmerwald1 -- Zimmerwald, September 1915 -- Kienthal: the Second Zimmerwald Conference, April 1916 -- Stockholm: The Abortive Peace Conference; the Third Zimmerwald Conference, September 1917 -- American Socialism and the First World War -- Russian Defencists and Defeatists -- Revolutionary Defeatism: International and Historical Aspects -- Conclusion
S. F. Kissin