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Against anti-fascism: Amadeo Bordiga’s last interview
In the interview, he is repeatedly asked to account for his steadfast refusal to seek alliances and form a united front against the Fascist threat.
On that occasion, you exhorted socialists to take advantage of the military crisis and take up arms to deal a decisive blow to the bourgeoisie. For Bordiga, both stages of socialist or communist society sometimes distinguished as socialism and communism were characterised by the gradual absence of money, the market and so on, the difference between them being that earlier in the first stage a system of rationing would be used to allocate goods to people while in communism this could be abandoned in favour of full free access.
I want to subject it to a close analysis and critique from our point of view of revolutionary communists. He thought that a revolution in Europe was possible, that it had been possible.
What role did this outcome play in the foundation of the Communist Party? At the Congress of amadoe Communist Party held in Lyon inyou were outvoted and the leadership of the Party passed on to Gramsci.
And what were the reasons for your expulsion? It is likely that my disapproval of the sentimental feelings expressed by Roberto was not fully shared by Gramsci. I shall note that, shortly thereafter, Lenin — drafting his text on extremism as the infantile disorder of communism — wrote that he had received and read a few issues of Il Soviet and that he considered our movement the only one in Italy to have understood the necessity to separate communists from social-democrats, by splitting the Socialist Party.
What do you think of the objection that a split within the socialist forces had the effect of weakening further the popular front? Learn how and when to remove these template messages. Even though the election was a great success for the Socialist Party? The Communist Party ran its own, clandestine military organization since He drew attention to the way that, within this society, it becomes an autonomous and despotic force, and gives rise to an absurd level of specialisation in which no one can see the bigger picture.
Against anti-fascism: Amadeo Bordiga’s last interview | Overland literary journal
Communist Workers’ Party of Germany. Unrepentant, he explains that he viewed the prospect of an alliance between communists, reformists and liberals as the worst possible consequence of Fascism, and the ultimate betrayal of revolutionary Marxism.
I turn my back on the formal party, as I go bprdiga the historical one. Having made these clear distinctions, I think I can rightly state that the transmission and re-transmission of a solid doctrinarian schematism between the leadership and the base is an irreplaceable element of the life of any communist party, and an essential weapon in the struggle against the degeneration of the worldwide revolutionary movement.
He rejected a pedagogical approach to political work and developed a “theory a,adeo the Party”, whereby the organization was meant to display non-immediate goals as a rally of similarly minded people and not a necessary body of the working class.
The text of the interview was originally published in Storia Contemporanea no. We always said, in all the above mentioned texts, that the party cannot avoid being influenced by the character of the real situation surrounding it.
This worked was tasked to me and Bruno Fortichiari. In particular, he emphasized how much of the national agrarian produce came from small privately owned plots writing in and predicted the rates at which the Soviet Union would start importing wheat after Russia had been such a large exporter from the s to Fredo Corvo – Iran: Abstentionism — which I supported along with the majority of the Party — did not mean abandoning everyday political action, but rather one of its technical and practical forms: If the section that in Italy rose from the ruins of the old party of IInd International, was particularly inclined — not certainly by virtue of persons, but because of its historical origins — to feel the necessity of welding amxdeo the historical movement and its present form, that was due to the hard struggles it waged against the degenerated forms, and to the refusal of infiltrations; which were not only attempted borrdiga those forces dominated by nationalist, parliamentary and democratic type positions, but also by those in Italy, maximalism influenced by anarcho-syndicalist, petty- bourgeois revolutionarism.
Many regard that decision as a possibly fatal mistake. This carried the unacceptable risk the the forces of our party be compelled to act for objectives that contrasted with those dictated by our doctrine and historical vision, and that we could never relinquish.
What after the repression of the Haft Tapeh workers and the steelworkers in Ahvaz?
On the theoretical level, Bordiga developed an understanding of the Soviet Union as a capitalist society.
Even earlier, when I was offered the vice-presidency, I knew that it would have become the hot battle ground of the desperate struggle to prevent the fall of the Communist International of Moscow into the abyss of a new — and worse — kind of opportunism, which my current and I foresaw.
Bordiba my peculiar position, I took part in the works of the Moscow Congress in a consultative role only. borfiga
But the two concepts are not metaphysically opposite, and it would be silly to express them by the poor doctrine: Down with Its Constitution! Historical information about the Mental Patients Union, formed in London in to oppose psychiatric oppression, written by Past Tense. I wrote it in an article as early as What were its aims? He worked for the organisation of the Camera del Lavoro trade union centre in Naples.
What was the reasons for this rift? As the leader of the Communist Party, you have been accused of having underestimated, inthe strength of Fascism, regarding it as a bourgeois phenomenon similar to others that preceded it, and to have failed to oppose it with sufficient energy when it would have still been possible to defeat it. It is a fundamental thesis of the Left, that our party borfiga not abstain from resisting in such a situation; it must instead survive and hand down the flame, along the historical “thread of time”.
The Communist Party of Italy, both in its internal propaganda and in lively discussions at the international congresses, had already spoken against the strategy of forming a league among different political parties. Leader of the Communist Party of Italy — Why were the two activities incompatible, in your view? The text of the interview was originally published in Storia Contemporanea no. Thus it is, owing to the sound intelligence of that proposition of Marx and Engels, which has a dialectical and historical sense – and not because they were supermen of a very special type of race.
Following the October RevolutionBordiga rallied to the communist movement and formed the communist abstentionist faction within the PSI, abstentionist in that it opposed participation in bourgeois elections, the group would form, with the addition of the former L’Ordine Nuovo grouping in Turin around Antonio Gramscithe backbone of the Communist Party of Italy PCd’I, Partito Comunista d’Italia —founded at Livorno in January Our proposal was sharply rejected by the maximalists.