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Apocalypse and Survival

Francesco Santini

An updated zine version of Francesco Santini's devastating magisterial retrospective of the circle around Giorgio Cesarano, as well as the crest and crash of the Autonomia movement in the 60s and 70's in Italy. As Libcom aptly described it:

"A harrowing intellectual biography and review essay devoted to the life and works of Giorgio Cesarano, interwoven with an account of the Italian 'radical current' of 1968-1978, a time when revolutionary expectations ran high. However, for the few consistent revolutionaries caught between the terrorism of the state and the armed groups, the hostility of the Stalinist and crypto-Stalinist political formations, and a ruthless and sweeping repression, the results were often madness, prison, suicide and a wave of disillusionment that devastated the revolutionary milieu."

A must-read for every committed revolutionary attempting to wrestle with the high-water mark of class struggle in the past half-century.