Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921

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Thursday, July 14 – 7:00 p.m.

Somerville author Marty Comack will discuss his recent work, "Wild Socialism: Workers Councils in Revolutionary Berlin, 1918-1921."

"Wild Socialism" examines the rise, development, and decline of revolutionary councils of industrial workers in Berlin at the end of the First World War.  This popular movement spread throughout Germany, and was without precedent in either the theory or practice of the Social Democratic party and the trade unions allied to it.

Marty has been employed as a soldier, merchant seaman, civil servant and university lecturer.  He received a doctorate in political science from Northeastern University, holds graduate degrees from Harvard and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and attended the Academy of Labor and Social Relations (Moscow) as well as the Fundacion para la Education de Trabajadores (Mexico).