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Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta’s Experiments with Revolution, 1889-1900

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Davide Turcato makes the relevance of history dynamically clear. Making Sense of Anarchism is simultaneously a critique of how history is typically written and a demonstration of how to do it right. Using Errico Malatesta's revolutionary exploits as a guide, Turcato provides an antidote to studies that equate anarchism with irrationality. He also produces a gripping survey ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published September 22nd 2015 by AK Press (first published October 17th 2012)
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Malatesta achieved the rare feat of demonstrating that one could hold to principles and ideals without becoming an insufferable prick who thinks they're too good for everyone else ("condemning the anarchist movement to sterility," as he puts it). He also understood that anarchists would necessarily be a minority (if most were anarchist we wouldn't have to struggle for anarchy) and had incredible tactical sense for maximizing anarchist action. Turcato sums his views up as "anarchist gradualism," ...more
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