What about Bordiga ?

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What about Bordiga ?

Post by Mithr4ndir on Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:40 pm

Despite of the web's finding about Bordiga, that is, it's true, not a lot, and despite of Bordiga's ideas that I mainly agree, I cannot see any post or thread mentionning his name.
Is there any reason this guy stay unknown ?

For those who have never heard about him, and I would accept it easily as I know him since only few days too Laughing :


(I'm not sure I am authorized to post such links, sorry if I am not. If this link is finally deleted, ask me by PM to get it)

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Re: What about Bordiga ?

Post by GF on Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:53 pm

I've *heard* of him, but never really studied his views. It seems interesting, and I'm inclined to agree with most of what is listed as his views in the article, except for one detail.

The idea of a party with absolute authority does not sound appealing to me. I believe any party power ought to be balanced with workers' power.

I give you rep for finding such a good article though.


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Re: What about Bordiga ?

Post by Celtiberian on Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:54 am

I've yet to read any of Amadeo Bordiga's writings, though I intend on remedying that eventually.

My views on left communist theory in general are rather mixed. On the one hand, I admire their uncompromising approach with respect to the immense importance there is in ensuring that the working class itself controls the means of production and the governing apparatuses following the revolution. But, on the other hand, I feel that Leninsts have a more realistic view of the manner by which revolutions actually occur. I also disagree with the left communist position on the national question, as it basically reduces to cosmopolitanism.

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