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New pamphlet: "Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists"

category italy / switzerland | history of anarchism | link to pdf author Thursday October 27, 2005 21:57author by Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici - FdCAauthor email internazionale at fdca dot it Report this post to the editors

Downloadable PDF version of "Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists", a history of the Italian anarchist movement in the first quarter of the 20th century.
Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists
Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists

New pamphlet from the FdCA:

Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists

The Federazione dei Comunisti Anarchici is pleased to announce the launch of a new pamphlet available for download from its website: Class War, Reaction & the Italian Anarchists.

This historical pamphlet, written by Adriana Dadà and first published in Italian in 1982, deals with the development of the Italian anarchist movement in the first quarter of the 20th century, its influence on the labour movement, its history of organization and its struggles and strategies. It is appearing for the first time in English, translated by Nestor McNab.


  • Introduction
  • War On War
  • The Post-War Organizational Boom
  • The Role of Malatesta
  • The Struggles & Strategies of the Anarchists
  • The Preventive Counter-Revolution
  • A Re-think on Strategy
  • Notes
"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 antiorganizationalist 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."
[from the introduction]

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