Saturday, January 13, 2007

TO REMEMBER SPAIN by Murray Bookchin

This is an excellent analysis of the Spanish Anarchist/Syndicalist movement
in a couple essays that outline the organic agrarian origins of the movement in Spain,
and paint the context for us. Spain's civil war was not merely a prelude to World War II, because besides the armed conflict with Franco's forces there was an extensive and spontaneous collectivization process occurring throughout the country. There was, in fact, a real social revolution occurring in the countryside.

This book has some discussion of the liberals' fear of the working class and the treachery of the Communist Party and Comintern.
The late Mr. Bookchin also characterizes Spain's revolution as the last of the great, classical worker-peasant revolutions.
A small book worth looking at.

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