Personalizzazione, masse e politica nel movimento anarchico 'Personalizzazione, masse e politica nel movimento anarchico italiano, 1890-1920. Errico Malatesta, da ‘Tartarin Napoletano’ a ‘Lenin d’Italia’

Di Paola, Pietro (2020) Personalizzazione, masse e politica nel movimento anarchico 'Personalizzazione, masse e politica nel movimento anarchico italiano, 1890-1920. Errico Malatesta, da ‘Tartarin Napoletano’ a ‘Lenin d’Italia’. In: Leadership, carisma e personalizzazione della politica nelle sinistre europee in età contemporanea. Luigi Pellegrini Editore, Cosenza, pp. 245-272. ISBN 9788868229078

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Personalizzazione, masse e politica nel movimento anarchico italiano, 1890-1920. Errico Malatesta, da ‘Tartarin Napoletano’ a ‘Lenin d’Italia’.
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Focusing on the anarchist leader Errico Malatesta, the chapter examines the contradictory approach to leadership and charisma in the anarchist movement. On the one hand, charismatic leaders such as Malatesta contributed to the development and the vitality of an 'informal' and fluid movement. On the other, they were the targets by opposite groups, exacerbating polemics and ideological divisions. This was particular evident in the case of Malatesta and his endless polemics with the anti-organisationalist anarchists. Malatesta was also aware of the dangers hidden behind the 'cult of personality' and strongly warned against it during the Biennio Rosso (1919-1920), when thousands of people across Italy welcomed him as 'Lenin d'Italia'.

Keywords:Charismatic leadership, anarchism, Errico Malatesta, Italian anarchism, Labour movements
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V140 Modern History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V145 Modern History 1900-1919
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V220 European History
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V144 Modern History 1800-1899
V Historical and Philosophical studies > V223 Italian History
L Social studies > L218 Anarchism
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (History)
ID Code:46262
Deposited On:11 Oct 2021 13:35

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