Spain 1937: Anarchism Fails Its Grand Test - Lessons for Today's Movements

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Seventy five years ago, the Spanish working class was waging a war against the twin forces of reaction and fascism. More than simply an anti-fascist revolt, the movement that began in 1936 and reached its pinnacle a year later was imbued with a revolutionary spirit that sought to remake Spanish society on a new egalitarian foundation. But the predominantly anarchist leadership of the movement subordinated workers' demands to "unity" with reactionary capitalist leaders, ultimately leading the revolution to defeat. In this pamphlet, Andrew Pollack draws the necessary political lessons from the Spanish experience. He criticizes the political program and strategy of the anarchist movement in Spain and puts forward a Marxist perspective on how the struggle could have emerged victorious. With the growing prominence of anarchist ideas today, Pollack revisits a much-needed debate on the type of organization working class activists need to forge to wage a successful struggle to... More > transform society.< Less
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