Bordiga Archive

For a discussion of Bordiga's communism see the introduction to the Antagonism Press pamphlet Bordiga versus Pannekoek published October 2001. This supercedes the old introduction to this archive.

See also the introduction to Antagonism Press book Murdering the Dead, writings of Amadeo Bordiga on Capitalism and Other Disasters published October 2001

Writings on Boridga and the Italian Left

Bordiga Texts

Texts from series The Thread of Time

Filling and Bursting of Bourgeois Civilization
Murder of the Dead
Weird and Wonderful Tales of Modern Social Decadence
The Legend of the Piave
Doctrine of the Body Possessed by the Devil
The Spirit of Horse-Power
Marxism of the Stammerers
Class Struggle and "Bosses' Offensives"

The following five texts appeared in the chapter Bordiga's Polemic of the book Antonio Gramsci - Selections from Political Writings 1910-1920

The System of Communist Representation
Is this the time to from "Soviets"?
Two letters to the IIIrd International
Towards the establishment of workers' councils in Italy
Seize Power or Seize the Factory?

The Democratic Principle, written in 1922, and appeared in the No.7 of Communist Program (organ of the International Communist Party) in September 1981.

Party and Class Rassegna Comunista no 2, April 15, 1921

Proletarian Dictatorship and Class Party Battaglia Comunista nos 3, 4 and 5. 1951.

Bordiga at the 6th Enlarged Executive Meeting of the Communist International by the IBRP.

Texts in Russian

Партия и класс (Party and Class, 1921)

Тезисы об исторических задачах (Tesi sul compito storico, 1965)


Этот хрупкий ... (Questa friabile ..., 1966)

Texts in Turkish

Parti ve Sınıf (Party and Class, 1921)

Relevant Links

For Communism - The John Gray website has a Bordiga section as well as many texts about, or influenced by the Italian left
n+1 Italian based Left Communists, with texts in several languages. - Online archives of the Communist Left. Now have a Bordiga page
International Communist Party - publishes "Communist Left".
International Communist Party - il programma comunista, publishes "Internationalist Papers"
Robin Goodfellow - ex-members of Communisme ou Civilisation.
Amadeo Bordiga - In memoria di un grande rivoluzionario
Amadeo Bordiga - Italian site.
che fare - Organizzazione Comunista Internazionalista. Partly influenced by Trotskyism.
International Bureau for the Revolutionary Party - International organisation of Left Communist groupings, including Battaglia Communista
International Communist Current - Developed partly out of the emigration of Left Communists from Italy during the 1920's and 1930's. Influenced by the German Left.
Internationalist Perspective - group formally known as the External Fraction of the ICC
Internationalist Communist Group - Split from the ICC in the 1980's
Infantile Disorder - Texts by Philippe Bourrinet (ex-ICC) on the communist lefts, and other useful stuff.

Links to left communist groups

Bordiga versus Pannekoek