Errico Malatesta

In Defence of Malatesta

Errico Malatesta.

A defence of Malatesta's record on the unions and his attitude towards workers' organisations

Errico Malatesta: his life and ideas

Malatesta: Life & Ideas

Italian anarchist-communist, militant, and critic of syndicalism, Errico Malatesta is one of the most influential figures in the history of anarchism. Now available online, Errico Malatesta: His Life & Ideas includes both a collection of his writings taken from various Italian periodicals, and a biographical sketch from the editor, Vernon Richards.

Anarchism and the unions: a critique of Malatesta's ahistorical perspective

This piece looks at Malatesta's anti-syndicalist arguments, and critiques them for not having a perspective that looks at workers struggle across time. Looking at the role of struggle in cognition, it argues for seeing workplace struggle as a shifting plane of social action and the construction of proletarian subjectivities.

Anarchy - Errico Malatesta

Malatesta's best known work, a pamphlet on what anarchism means.

Anarchist revolution: Polemical articles 1924-1931 - Errico Malatesta

A compendium of texts by Italian anarchist communist Errico Malatesta to complement 'His Life And Ideas, ' much of it previously unpublished. As fresh today as when the polemics were written.

Some thoughts on the post-revolutionary property system

In one of Malatesta's most important articles he lays out the debate on the forms of the 'post-revolutionary property system', discussing the various anarchist approaches to the questions of ownership, use of the means of production, exchange, and distribution.

Mussolini, Sacco-Vanzetti and the Anarchists

An examination of Benito Mussolini's attitude towards Sacco and Vanzetti by Philip Cannistraro.

Anarchy and Organization: The Debate at the 1907 International Anarchist Congress

A debate at the 1907 international Anarchist Congress between Amédée Dunois, ErrIco Malatesta, Emma Goldman, and Max Baginski on organization.