Freedom Press

The State – or Revolution


In 1937 Camillo Berneri, one of the great anarchist theorists and journalists of his era, was assassinated in Barcelona by men wearing red armbands. It was a final expression of the fear and hatred he had inspired in the forces of authoritarianism throughout his life. Whether they be Mussolini’s blackshirts, Stalin’s thugs or Franco’s military men, Berneri had opposed Europe’s oppressors with clarity and passion, and been loved for it. This collection of translated works brings together his thoughts on Russia’s revolution, Italy’s 1920s descent into dictatorship, the Spanish Civil War, and his critical, sometimes iconoclastic works about anarchism itself.

May 20, 2023
ISBN: 9781904491415
204 pages

We launched the book with a talk by its editor, Iain McKay, at Freedom Bookshop on May 20th, 2023 (Berneri’s birthday).