Making Sense Of Anarchism

Author: Davide Turcato
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230301797
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Many historians consider naIvety, absurdity and stupidity as anarchism's obvious attributes. They emphasize the abysmal gap between the anarchists' aims and means, their ideal and reality. Yet could the gap be between reality and the observer's understanding, instead? Or is 'making sense of anarchism' a hopeless oxymoron? Davide Turcato addresses these questions as he investigates the ideas and action of one of the most prominent and underrated anarchists, the Italian, Errico Malatesta, during the central years of his life. The methodological presumption of rationality is the book's driving principle in attempting a coherent interpretation of Malatesta's intentions, beliefs and actions. Between the two paths of liberal democracy and state socialism, anarchism has been unanimously regarded as a dead end; Malatesta regarded it as an open road. Reassessed in the light of a 'principle of rational accommodation' his revolutionary attempts surprisingly appear as sound and rational experiments in the pursuit of the collective good.
Making Sense of Anarchism
Language: en
Pages: 275
Authors: Davide Turcato
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-17 - Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Many historians consider naIvety, absurdity and stupidity as anarchism's obvious attributes. They emphasize the abysmal gap between the anarchists' aims and means, their ideal and reality. Yet could the gap be between reality and the observer's understanding, instead? Or is 'making sense of anarchism' a hopeless oxymoron? Davide Turcato addresses
Making Sense of Anarchism: Errico Malatesta Experiments with Revolution, 1889- 900
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Davide Turcato
Categories: Europe
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher:

Can we make sense of anarchism or is that an oxymoron? Guided by the principle that someone else's rationality is not an empirical finding but a methodological presumption, this book addresses that question as it investigates the ideas and action of one of the most prominent and underrated anarchists of
Making Sense of Anarchism
Language: en
Pages: 842
Authors: Davide Turcato
Categories: Anarchism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher:

This thesis analyzes the activity and writings of the Italian anarchist Errico Malatesta in the period 1889-1900, during his residence in London, the headquarters of continental anarchism. Malatesta's thought and action allows us to study the organization and tactics of a significant segment of Italian and international anarchism. The key
The Complete Works of Malatesta Vol. IV
Language: en
Pages: 460
Authors: Errico Malatesta
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-07-17 - Publisher: AK Press

After escaping from forced residency on an island off the coast of Italy, Malatesta made his way to London and eventually Paterson, New Jersey, in 1899. Here, among thousands of weavers in the burgeoning silk industry, Malatesta contributed to the anarchist press and was caught up in intrigue with fellow
The Method of Freedom
Language: en
Pages: 330
Authors: Errico Malatesta
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-14 - Publisher: AK Press

For sixty years, Errico Malatesta's involvement with international anarchism helped fuel the movement's radical approach to class and labor, and directly impacted the workers' movement in Italy. A talented newspaper journalist, Malatesta's biting critiques were frequently short and to the point—and written directly to and for the workers. Though his