Author:Ber Borochov

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Dov Ber Borochov
(1881–1917)
Marxist-Zionist writer and leader. One of the founders of the Poale Zion party in Russia and the Labor Zionist movement worldwide. Borochov was also a pioneer in the study of Yiddish linguistics.

Principal works[edit]

  1. The National Question and the Class Struggle (1905) - Thesis on Marxism and nationalism -- "conditions of production" explained. Nationalism and class consciousness.
  2. Our Platform (1906) - Written by Borochov, adopted at first Poale Zion convention. National Question, Jewish Question, Zionism, Palestine: why and how?
  3. The Economic Development of the Jewish People (1916) - Essay on the political economy of the Jews with Zionist conclusions.
  4. Poale Zion Peace Manifesto (1917) - Contribution to international socialist peace congress in Stockholm. Encapsulates Poale Zion platform of the time, includes demands for national self determination and a League of Nations.

Other articles and speeches[edit]

  1. On Questions of Zionist Theory (1905) - Non-Marxist essay on urgency of Zionism and plight of Jews in the Diaspora.
  2. The Question of Zion and Territory (1905) - Polemic against the Uganda Plan, written prior to Borochov's "Marxist Zionism" stage; no Marxist analysis.
  3. The Aims of Yiddish Philology (1913) - History and structure of Yiddish.
  4. Hebraismus Militans (1913) - Borochov's defence of Yiddish against Hebraists who saw the language as "jargon."
  5. The Socialism of Poale Zionism in the U.S. (1915) - Borochov on American Poale Zion and the importance of socialism.
  6. Two Currents in Poale Zionism (1915) - Article on tensions between socialism and Zionism.
  7. At the Cradle of Zionist Socialism (1916) - Article on origins of Zionist Socialist movement and early splits.
  8. The Jubilee of the Jewish Labor Movement (1916) - Article reviewing history of Russian Jewish labor movement and its significance.
  9. Reminiscences (1916) - Article reviewing the history of Poale Zion on its tenth anniversary.
  10. Eretz Yisrael in our Program and Tactics (1917) - Borochov's last recorded speech. Marks break with "orthodox" Borochovism.


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1917, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 80 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.