Hugo Chavez quotes Rosa Luxemburg: ‘There’s no true democracy without socialism’

Archive photo: Hugo Chavez after a speech in 21 November 2009, in which he also mentioned Luxemburg.

The President of Venezuela reportedly quoted Rosa Luxemburg in a speech made on 5 July 2012 in the Venezuelan National Assembly. According to a report of the speech:

“Capitalism condemns humanity; he went on to say, and it is unreformable. It’s already terminally ill and it doesn’t have a future. Only socialism can save the human species from the irreparable destruction that capitalism’s metabolism imposes on nature and society. There’s no true democracy except in socialism he said, repeating the classic quote by Rosa Luxemburg. “



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I was awarded a PhD in History by Swansea University for a thesis on Rosa Luxemburg (2016). I am currently co-editing the fourth volume of 'The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg' and am a member of the Advisory Board of the International Rosa Luxemburg Society.
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