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Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition

Author: Richard Drake
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2003.
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"One of the most controversial questions in Italy today concerns the origins of the political terror that ravaged the country from 1969 to 1984, when the Red Brigades, a Marxist revolutionary organization, intimidated, maimed, and murdered on a wide scale." "In this timely study of the ways in which an ideology of terror becomes rooted in society, Richard Drake explains the historical character of the revolutionary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Drake, Richard, 1942-
Apostles and agitators.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)652312512
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Drake
ISBN: 0674010361 9780674010369
OCLC Number: 123205820
Description: xi, 273 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Karl Marx: The word --
Carlo Cafiero: Prophet of anarchist communism --
Antonio Labriola: The philosopher of Praxis --
Arturo Labriola: The revolutionary betrayed --
Benito Mussolini: The indispensable revolutionary --
Amadeo Bordiga: The revolutionary as anti-realpolitiker --
Antonio Gramsci: The revolutionary as centrist --
Palmiro Togliatti: The revolutionary as cultural impresario --
Coda: Revolution and terrorism in contemporary Italy.
Responsibility: Richard Drake.

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This study of the ways in which an ideology of terror becomes rooted in society explains the historical character of the revolutionary tradition to which so many Italians professed allegiance,  Read more...

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This fascinating book deals with Italy's Marxist revolutionaries who adopted and updated Guiseppe Garibaldi's 1860 war cry 'Qui si fa l'Italia o si muore' ('Here we make Italy--or die'). -- Arnold Read more...

 
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