‘Ultra-left’ anarchists and anti-fascism in the Second Republic

Evans, Danny (2016) ‘Ultra-left’ anarchists and anti-fascism in the Second Republic. International Journal of Iberian Studies, 29 (3). pp. 241-256.

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Abstract

This article investigates the anarchist understanding of fascism during the Second Republic, and particularly during the abstention campaign of 1933, when the practice of radicals in the National Confederation of Labour (CNT) has been described as ‘ultra-left’ in view of its sectarianism and insistence on the need for an insurrectionary response to the threat of the right. The article explores the comparison made to the German Communist Party (KPD) during the so-called ‘Third Period’, and the lessons that anarchists in Spain attempted to draw from the rise of Hitler.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information and Comments: This is the author's version of an article, the final version of which is published in the Intellect publication International Journal of Iberian Studies
Keywords: Anarchism; anti-fascism; CNT; KPD; revolutionary pessimism; insurrectionism; abstention campaign
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History and Politics
Depositing User: Danny Evans
Date Deposited: 08 Apr 2019 13:22
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2019 13:22
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/2792

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