Italy

Here you can download the chapter on Italy from Wilf’s book Nowhere to Lay Our Head. There may have been minor edits and updates since its original publication.

ITALY: ANARCHIST EXPERIENCE AGAINST HEGEMONY(PDF file – 27 pages, 236 KB)

Contents:
LIVING THROUGH REVOLUTIONARY TIMES
ANARCHIST ROOTS: RESISTING THE IMPOSITION OF ORDER
GRAMSCI’S HEGEMONY AND TWENTY FIRST CENTURY ITALY
PUTNAM AND MAKING DEMOCRACY WORK AGAIN
THE ‘SOUTHERN QUESTION’, THE STATE AND THE ANARCHISTS
REVOLUTION AND REPRESSION
CAPITALIST EXPANSION AGAINST THE BRIGANDS
NORTHERN REVOLT AND RED ROMAGNA
THE ANARCHIST IWMA AS A MASS PARTY
TRASFORMISMO: THE ITALIAN ‘LIBERAL’ STATE
THE ANARCHIST SOCIALIST REVOLUTIONARIES
ANARCHIST REPRESSION – THE 1890s
THE PSI: BOURGEOIS INTELLECTUALS TAKE OVER
ANTI WAR PROTESTS AND RED WEEK IN ANCONA
TURIN: THE ITALIAN PETROGRAD AND TWO RED YEARS
1920: THE WORKERS AND THE DEADWEIGHT OF THE PSI
FROM ITALIAN LIBERALISM TO FASCIST CAPITALISM
ANOTHER WAR WITHIN A WAR
THE PARTISANS, THE COMMUNISTS AND TOGLIATTI
AN ODD ALLIANCE: CHRISTIAN DEMOCRATS, CAPITAL AND STALIN
COALITION SOCIALISM AS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE
BURLESQUONI: LEARNING FROM THE ITALIAN ‘CLOWNS’
PREMATURE REVOLUTIONARIES
GLOBALISING ITALIAN ANARCHISM?