What a State to be in...

on the institutional question

Saverio Craparo

A little history never hurt anyone! The beast that is the modern State was born over two centuries ago and was closely connected with the emergence of the bourgeoisie as the new dominant class. It is not by chance that a large part of the typical functions of the modern State owe their origins to revolutionary France in 1789. It is a good idea to examine the reasons behind this profound transformation of the power structures in society, which social relationships ceased to exist in order to make way for others, what effects all this had on class relations and, above all, how the domination of the emerging bourgeoisie came about...



Translation by Nestor McNab. Italian original, "Quel che stato... Stato", published by FdCA as part of the series "I Quaderni di Alternativa Libertaria".


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