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(en) Collectives in the Spanish Revolution

From Ben <mrreko@yahoo.com.au>
Date Sat, 19 Oct 2002 13:23:33 -0400 (EDT)

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It took a couple of years, but it's finally all online.

Collectives in the Spanish Revolution
by Gason Leval


"The ideals pursued by the Spanish anarchists are the same as those
followed and propagated by the greatest minds from Plato and perhaps some
of the Stoics, right up to our own times. The Spanish revolution achieved
what the early Christians were asking, what in the XIVth Century the
Jacquerie in France and the English peasants led by John Ball struggled
for, and those in Germany whom Thomas Munzer was to lead two centuries
later, as well as the English Levellers led by Everard and Winstanley, the
Moraves brothers, disciples of Jean Huss. That which Thomas More foresaw
in his Utopia, and Francis Bacon, and Campanella in La Citta del Sole and
the priest Jean Meslier in his famous Testament (too often ignored) and
Morelli in his Naufrage des lles Flottantes, and Mably who like Morelli
inspired the noblest minds in the American Revolution, and the enrages of
the French Revolution of whom Jacques Roux, the "red priest" was one. And
the army of thinkers and reformers of the XIXth Century and of the first
thirty years of the present. It is, in world history, the first attempt to
apply the dream of all that was best in mankind. It succeeded in
achieving, in many cases completely, the finest ideal conceived by the
human mind and this will be its permanent glory."

Rise like Lions after slumber
In unvanquishable number -
Shake your chains to earth like dew
Which in sleep had fallen on you -
Ye are many - they are few.
	- Percy Shelley

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