CLASS WAR, REACTION & THE ITALIAN ANARCHISTS

A STUDY OF THE ITALIAN ANARCHIST MOVEMENT IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THE 20TH CENTURY

At the start of the twentieth century, the Italian anarchist movement was rediscovering its ability to appear as an organized presence thanks in part to its work among the masses and the organic links which many militants had established since the 1890s with the new workers' and peasants' organizations. In the 1880s, as a result of the move to the tactic of "propaganda by the deed" by the international anarchist movement in reply to government repression, the path had been cleared for a tendency which was far from the established Bakuninist line. This was the anti-organizationalist tendency, which brought to an extreme the concept of the autonomy of the group and of the individual, with the result that any remaining organizational structures were destroyed...

 

Part 1: Introduction

Part II: War On War

Part III: The Post-War Organizational Boom

Part IV: The Role Of Malatesta

Part V: The Struggles & Strategies Of The Anarchists

Part VI: The Preventive Counter-Revolution

Part VII: A Re-Think On Strategy

Translation by Nestor McNab. Italian original in "Storia della societÓ italiana", Volume XXI - La disgregazione dello stato liberale, published by Teti Editore, Milan, 1982.

 

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