This celebrity goo was created by player Samir Mehta.
Scott Hardie made minor changes to the explanation provided by Samir.

publication date: Friday, December 22, 2017 (part of Winter 2018)

category: Philosophy

clue: When she was about to be executed, I'd like to believe that everyone in the crowd yelled "I am Rosa!" one after another. As a revolutionary and a philosopher, she was Marx and Lenin, all in one. Ironically, she was NOT neutral.

explanation: Rosa Luxemburg was a leading German philosopher who participated in the Spartacist uprising and was executed for it. (Hence the "I am Rosa" line subbing in for "I am Spartacus.") Her last name is Luxemburg, derived from Luxembourg, a famously neutral nation. more…

intended difficulty: very hard

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, and Erik Bates

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