LIBERAL SOCIALISM by Carlo Rosselli, ed. Nadia Urbinati, and trans. William McCuaig. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. pp. + lxv. Carlo Rosselli . In Defense of Liberal Socialism: Carlo. Rosselli s Legacy. STANISLAO G. PUGLIESE. Hofstra University. Those familiar with the golden age of Italian cinema will. In the history of reformist socialism, the antifascist socialist activist Carlo Rosselli ( ) occupies a singular place. He was indeed the theorist of a “liberal.

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After falling ill, Rosselli was sent back to Paris, from where he led support for the anti-fascist cause, and proposed an even broader ‘ popular front ‘ while still remaining critical of the Communist Party of Spain and the Soviet government of Joseph Stalin. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above.

He developed a theory of reformistnon- Marxist socialism inspired by the British Oiberal movement that he described as ” liberal socialism “. Sign In Forgot password? With Camillo BerneriRosselli headed the Matteotti Battaliona mixed volunteer unit of anarchistliberalsocialist and communist Italians.

This page was last edited on 9 Decemberat On 9 June the two were killed by a group of ” cagoulards “, militants of the ” Cagoule “, a French fascist groupwith archival documents implicating Mussolini’s regime in authorizing the murder.

Rosselli helped lead the Italian anti-fascist supporters of the republican forcescriticizing the neutrality policy of France and Britain, especially as Italy and Germany sent arms and troops in support of the rebels.

Carlo Rosselli only published ilberal single book, “Liberal Socialism”, in his life. As a result of the electoral successes of the Labour PartyRosselli was convinced that the ‘norms’ of liberal democracy were essential, not only in building Socialism, but also for its concrete realization.


Speaking on Barcelona Radio in November, Rosselli made famous the slogan: In he graduated with a degree in political sciences from the University of Florence with a thesis titled: Related articles in Google Scholar. This work marked Rosselli out as a heretic in the Italian left of his time for which Karl Marx ‘s Das Kapitalvariously interpreted, was still the bible. The Assassination of Carlo Rosselli”. With the help of Ernesto Rossi and Gaetano Salvemini he founded the clandestine publication “Non mollare” Don’t give up.

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After the advent of Nazism in Germanythe paper began to call for insurgency, revolutionary action, and military action in order to stop the Italian and German regimes before they plunge Europe into a tragic war. Article PDF first page preview. After the war, thanks to his brother Nellohe studied in Florence with Gaetano Salveminiwho was to be from then a constant companion of both the Rosselli brothers.

University of Massachusetts Press. It was in this period that he became a socialistsympathetic to the reformist ideas socizlist Filippo Turatiin contrast to that revolutionary thinking of Giacinto Menotti Serrati. Don’t have an account? Nitti later portrayed Rosselli’s adventurous escape in the book Le nostre prigioni e la nostra evasione Our Prisons and Our Escape in an Italian edition in the English first edition was titled Escape.


You do not currently have access to this article. Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile. It is then that Rosselli began to write his most famous work, “Liberal Socialism”.

Citing articles via Google Scholar. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. InBerneri was killed by Communist forces during a purge of anarchists in Barcelona. University of Massachusetts Presspp. It furthers the University’s llberal of excellence in research, scholarship, and education csrlo publishing worldwide. During the First World War he joined the Italian armed forces and fought in the alpine campaign, rising to the rank of second lieutenant.

Views Read Edit View history. Rosselli was born in Rome to a wealthy Tuscan Jewish family.

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Undoubtedly the influence of the British labour movement, which he knew well, is visible. University of Toronto Press. This ‘Rossellian’ synthesis is that “[parliamentary] liberalism is the method, Socialism is the aim”. Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic. The unit was sent to the Aragon frontand participated in a victory against Francoist forces in the Battle of Monte Pelato.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spainthey wrote, seems the destiny of all fascist states. In 15 February fellow activist Piero Gobetti died as an exile in Paris for the consequences of a fascist aggression happened in Turin the year before. You could not be signed in. Retrieved from ” https: This article is also available for rental through DeepDyve.