When World War I broke out, the socialists met on 4th August 1914 to engage the struggle for internationalism and against the war: there
were seven of them in Rosa Luxemburg's apartment. This reminiscence, which
reminds us that the ability to swim against the current is one of the most
important of revolutionary qualities, should not lead us to conclude that the
role of the proletarian party was peripheral to the events which shook the world
at that time...