The Guignol in History, Amadeo Bordiga

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In this 1953 article from the “Thread of Time” series, Amadeo Bordiga addresses the role of the great man or “man of destiny” in history, whose modern representatives he calls “Guignols” (grotesque puppets)—devoid of individuality, vacuous, two-dimensional receptacles for the cult of personality—from Napoleon to Eisenhower, and situates this phenomenon […]

The Factory, ADX

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The beginning of the chapter of Capital 15: The Development of Machinery saw for Marx that not the factory is a system organised from the nucleus of machinery but also the basis of adding a second prerequisite for women and children in the labour process, managing the number of individuals […]

Workerism, ADX

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Workerism is a term that refers to the supporting of industrial labourers over other modes of labourers. The over-rewarding of labourers who create the capital, economy, nation and material over other labourers can be an element of workerism. In its social context, it’s a sexist ideology by fetishizing the muscly […]

On The Question of Trotsky, Bordiga

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1925 article by Amadeo Bordiga in solidarity with Trotsky who, at that time, was under attack from the Russian party leadership. The discussion, which was recently concluded with the measures adopted by the EC and the Control Commission of the Communist Party of Russia against Comrade Trotsky1, was based exclusively […]

Last Interview of Amadeo Bordiga

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In November of 1917, you took part, in Florence, in a secret conference of the ‘intransigent revolutionary’ current of the Socialist Party. 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. What was the […]