Faced with the collapse of the Italian Communist Party (pci) and Italy’s both economic and political crisis in the 2000s and 2010s, many left-activists have mounted a rear-guard action trying to reassert the principles of the Resistance. However, rarely do debates concerning the legacy of the anti-fascist struggle acknowledge the variety of Resistance forces’ social and political goals, far from it being a single patriotic movement. This article focuses on the experience of Bandiera Rossa, the largest partisan force in Rome during the German occupation, to argue that the Resistance involved both a struggle over postwar Italy and a battle to define a communist movement re-emerging after twenty years of Fascist repression.
PeregalliArturo‘The Left Wing Opposition in Italy during the Period of the Resistance’
19955, 4, available at: <https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/revhist/backiss/vol5/no4/peregalli.html>.)| false