Dr Ben Lewis



  • Ed. and trans., Clara Zetkin and the Women’s and Women Workers’ Question of our Time, London: Rosa Publications, 2023 (111 pages)

Includes by Lewis:

– ‘Introduction’, pp. 1-36.

  • Oswald Spengler and the Politics of Decline, New York: Berghahn Books, 2022 .
  • Ed. and trans., Karl Kautsky on Democracy and Republicanism, Leiden: Brill, 2019 (352 pages).

Includes by Lewis:

— ‘Karl Kautsky’s Democratic Republicanism’, pp. 1-40.

  • Ed. with Mike Jones, Clara Zetkin: Letters and Writings. Translated by Ben Lewis and Mike Jones, Pontypool: Merlin, 2015.
  • Ed. with Mike Macnair, Kautsky on Colonialism. With an introduction by Mike Macnair and translations by Ben Lewis and Maciej Zurowski, London: November Publications, 2013.
  • Ed. with Lars T. Lih, Zinoviev and Martov: Head to Head in Halle. Translated by Ben Lewis and Lars T. Lih, London: November Publications, 2011.

Includes by Lewis:

— ‘Introduction: The Four-Hour Speech and the Significance of Halle’, pp. 6-36.

— ‘Glossary’, pp. 198-221.


  • ‘Marxism after Marx: Karl Kautsky’s Disputed Legacy’, Historical Materialism, 25.3, 2017, pp. 141-47.
  • ‘Spengler’s Prussian Socialism’, European Review, Academia Europaea, 25.3, 2017, pp. 479-93.
  • ‘Rosa Luxemburg et la république’, in Agone, 59, 2016, pp. 75-87.

  Selected Newspaper Articles

  • ‘Before, During and After March 1921’, Weekly Worker, 6 May 2021, pp. 6-9.
  • ‘Karl Kautsky was once a Revolutionary: An Interview with Ben Lewis’, Jacobin, 17 October 2020.
  • ‘Karl Kautsky: A Forgotten Strategist’, Weekly Worker, 8 June 2017, p. 5.
  • ‘Referenda and Direct Democracy: A Look at Karl Kautsky’s Parliamentarism and Democracy’, Weekly Worker, 18 September 2014, pp. 8-9.
  • ‘World War I and the SPD Left’s Dirty Secret, the Die Glocke Group’, Weekly Worker, 26 June 2014, pp. 8-9.

 Selected Book Reviews

  • Review of Ralf Hoffrogge, Working-Class Politics in the German Revolution. Richard Müller, the Revolutionary Shop Stewards and the Origins of the Council Movement (Leiden: Brill, 2014), in International Review of Social History, 61.1, 2016, pp. 168-71.
  • Review of Ralf Hoffrogge, Sozialismus und Arbeiterbewegung in Deutschland. Von den Anfängen bis 1914 (Stuttgart: Schmetterling, 2011) in Critique, 43.1, 2015, pp. 121-28.
  • ‘Second International Marxism and Winning the Battle of Democracy’, review of Daniel Gaido and Richard B. Day (eds.), Witnesses to Permanent Revolution: The Documentary Record (Chicago: Haymarket, 2009), in Revolutionary History 10.4, 2012, pp. 329-37.

 Selected Translations

  • Holga Glinka, ‘Natural Law in the Ideas of Bloch, Marxism and Hegel’, translated by Henk de Berg and Ben Lewis, in Henk de Berg and Cat Moir (eds.), Rethinking Ernst Bloch, Leiden: Brill (10,000) words, submitted February 2022.
  • Karl Heinz Roth and Harmut Rübner (eds.), Repressed – Remitted – Rejected: German Reparations Debt after World War II: The Case of Poland and Greece, New York: Berghahn Books, 2021 (442 pages).
  • Karl Heinz Roth (ed.) and Ben Lewis (translator and language editor), On the Road to Global Labour History. A Festschrift for Marcel van der Linden, Leiden: Brill, 2018 (455 pages).
  • Anahita Hosseini, ‘Nichts ist beständiger als der Wechsel. Über die Besonderheiten bei der jüngsten Welle politischer Proteste im Iran’. Aus dem Englischen von Ben Lewis, Lunapark21, 41, 2018, pp. 26-28.
  • Karl Kautsky, ‘The Development of a Marxist’, Historical Materialism, 25.3, 2017, pp. 148-90.
  • Otto Bauer, Theodor Dan, Jean Zyromski, The International and the War, with a Foreword by Friedrich Adler and a Statement by Henry Noel Brailsford (1935)’, in Critique, 44.3, 2016, pp. 291-305.
  • Karl Kautsky, ‘Nationality and Internationality’, in Critique 37.3, 2009, pp. 371-89, and Critique 38.1, 2010, pp. 143-63.