The Resource Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition, Richard Drake

Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition, Richard Drake

Label
Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition
Title
Apostles and agitators
Title remainder
Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition
Statement of responsibility
Richard Drake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 tradition to which so many ordinary Italians professed allegiance, examining its origins and internal tensions, the men who shaped it, and its impact and legacy in Italy. He illuminates the defining figures who grounded the revolutionary tradition, including Carlo Cafiero, Antonio Labriola, Benito Mussolini, and Antonio Gramsci, and explores the connections between the social disasters of Italy, particularly in the south, and the country's intellectual politics; the brand of "anarchist communism" that surfaced; and the role of violence in the ideology. Though arising from a legitimate sense of moral outrage at desperate conditions, the ideology failed to find the political institutions and ethical values that would end inequalities created by capitalism. In a chilling coda, Drake recounts the recent murders of the economists Massimo D'Antona and Marco Biagi by the new Red Brigades, whose Internet justification for the killings is steeped in the Marxist revolutionary tradition
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
335.43/092/245
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HX286.5
LC item number
.D73 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Apostles and agitators : Italy's Marxist revolutionary tradition, Richard Drake
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn456207707
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 273 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780674040366
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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.b36561459
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)456207707
  • sks0674034325

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