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Auteur: Quail, John
Titel: The slow burning fuse
Sub titel: The Lost History of the British Anarchists

In the account of the radical movements that have shaped our history, anarchism has often been sidelined. Its visions and aims have been distorted and misunderstood; its achievements forgotten. The British anarchist movement, while borrowing from European ideas, was self-actuated and independent, with a vibrant history all its own. John Quail, in this first major history that ranges from 1880-1930, shows how it was largely the fact of the obvious triumph of the Bolsheviks in Russia in 1919 that allowed the socialist/Communist stream to win the fight for the support of radicals from the anarchist/libertarian tradition. As a result, he argues, whole vital areas of working-class history have been rewritten and submerged. The story of the anarchists is one of utopias created in imagination and half realised in practice; of individual fights and movements for freedom and self-determination. It is a story which is still being written today. This new edition includes a foreward and biographies by Nick 'AF' Heath.
2014, pag., Euro 15,4
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