par Eric Vilain
Social democracy and anarchism in the International Workers Association 1864-1877
Merlin Press, 2015, pp256, £16.95
Just what was the issue around which the First International ‘split’ ? What were the differences between Karl Marx and Mikhail Bakunin which characterised that split ? What was the actual point of issue between anarchism and social democracy, among whom the Marxists counted themselves ? Those are the subjects which this book addresses - an often talked about, but little researched, area of labour movement history.