|Title||:||Anarchism & Violence: Severino Di Giovanni In Argentina, 1923 - 1931|
|Number of Pages||:||250 Pages|
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Anarchism & Violence: Severino Di Giovanni In Argentina, 1923 - 1931 Reviews
For several years, a charismatic man dressed entirely in black terrorized the established order of Buenos Aires with his suitcases packed with explosives. Remarkably, he put out a regular newspaper filled with his opinions at the same time, and even published fine editions of books by Reclus (with money from bank heists). The military officer appointed for his defense at trial felt compelled to make an eloquent apology on his behalf (he then had to flee the country). The exceptional story of Di Giovanni is one of the wildest episodes in anarchism's history.
In many ways, this is just another tale of early 20th century "anarcho-bandrity," which of course entails plenty of excitement and cheering. However, what was most striking to me is the animosity and fierce betrayal by other so-called anarchists, condemning other anarchists (and publicly naming names) for acts and ideas which they do not approve. Severino proved himself unrelenting, and lived as he would be fated to die, with a cry of "Long Live Anarchy!"